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High Level Committee Approves Rs 1161 Crore Assistance to 4 States and 1 UT

A High-Level Committee (HLC), chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, approved central assistance of Rs 1,161.17 crores to 4 States and 1 UT.
High Level Committee Approval
  • These include the states of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Rajasthan and the union territory of Lakshadweep.
  • Central assistance is being provided to these states and UT as they were affected by floods, landslides and drought.
  • Assam was affected by floods during 2017-18, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim were affected by floods as well as landslides during 2017-18, Lakshadweep was affected by cyclone Ockhi during 2017 and Rajasthan was affected by Kharif drought during 2017.
  • The HLC approved as the assistance of Rs 480.87 crore for Assam.
  • It also approved assistance from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) - 
    • Himachal Pradesh - worth Rs 84.60 crore
    • Sikkim – Rs 67.40 crore
    • Lakshadweep – Rs 2.16 crore
    • Rajasthan – Rs 526.14 crore

Expected Questions

Question 1. What amount has been approved by the HLC as assistance to disaster-affected states and UT?1161 crore

Question 2. Who is the Union home Minister of India?
Rajnath Singh

Question 3. Who is the current union Agriculture Minister?
Radha Mohan Singh

Question 4. Where are the Headquarters of NDRF located?
New Delhi
High Level Committee Approves Rs 1161 Crore Assistance to 4 States and 1 UT High Level Committee Approves Rs 1161 Crore Assistance to 4 States and 1 UT Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on May 15, 2018 Rating: 5

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