Rajnath chairs High Level Committee meeting for Central assistance to states

New Delhi, July 29 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here y for Central Assistance to Manipur, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh affected by earthquake, hailstorm and drought respectively.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance and Agriculture attended the meeting.

The Committee examined the proposals based on the report of the Central Team which visited Manipur, affected by earthquake, Rajasthan, affected by hailstorm, and Uttar Pradesh, affected by drought.

The HLC approved the assistance in respect of Manipur to the tune of Rs 14.65 crore, Rs 79.18 crore for Rajasthan and Rs 622.76 crore for Uttar Pradesh.

Source: ANI