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New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on September 12, 2018, chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) in New Delhi to consider the additional Central Assistance to the States of  Uttar Pradesh (affected by rabi drought during 2017-18) and Maharashtra (affected by pest attack & cyclone during 2017).

The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance,  Agriculture and NITI Aayog were present at the meeting.

The HLC approved an additional assistance from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) of  Rs 157.23 crore for the state of  Uttar Pradesh and Rs 60.76 crore for the state of Maharashtra, according to a PIB release.

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