Centre approves Rs 1,292 cr assistance to Odisha, Tripura

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By Sarkaritel December 18, 2018 11:09


New Delhi, Dec 18 The Central government on Monday approved additional assistance of Rs 1,292.22 crore to Odisha and Tripura considering the loss both the states faced during natural calamities this year.

A high level committee chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh approved the assistance of Rs 1,023.59 crore to Odisha and Rs 268.63 crore to Tripura from the National Disaster Response Fund, said the Home Ministry.

According to a Ministry statement, the meeting was held here on Monday to consider the “additional central assistance” to the two states, which were affected by cyclone Titli and floods and landslides in recent months.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance and Agriculture were present at the meeting.

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By Sarkaritel December 18, 2018 11:09