Centre approves financial assistance to Uttarakhand, Karnataka

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here on Thursday for central assistance to Uttarakhand and Karnataka, affected by flood and drought, respectively.

According to a release, the committee examined the proposal based on the reports of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT), which had visited these states.

“The HLC approved the assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) and National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in respect of Uttarakhand to the tune of Rs 208.91 crore (Rs 188.91 + Rs 20.00),” reads the release.

It added that the committee also approved an amount of Rs 1,782.44 crore from the NDRF for Karnataka.