Centre announced drought assistance for Telangana

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The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here today for Central Assistance to the drought affected Telangana. The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley, Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance and Agriculture attended the meeting.The Committee examined the proposal based on the report of the Central Team which visited the drought affected state of Telangana. The HLC approved the assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) in respect of Telangana to the tune of Rs.791 crore.

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