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Centre Releases ₹2,014.45 Crore As Assistance For Tamil Nadu

The govt had sent Inter-Ministerial Central Team to Tamil Nadu to assess the situation.

01/04/2017 5:59 PM IST | Updated 01/04/2017 6:17 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- The Centre released an amount of ₹2,014.45 crore as Central Assistance for Tamil Nadu on Friday.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had chaired a High Level Committee meeting for the above assistance to Tamil Nadu, on 23 March.

The assistance to Tamil Nadu includes ₹1,748.28 crore for drought, Rs 264.11 crore for cyclonic storm 'Vardah' and Rs. 2.06 crore under National Rural Drinking Water Programme.

The Government of Tamil Nadu had submitted a memoranda seeking central assistance in the wake of drought and cyclonic storm 'Vardah' -2016 in the state.

The Government of India had sent Inter-Ministerial Central Team to Tamil Nadu to assess the situation.

On the recommendations of the IMCT and the Sub Committee of the National Executive Committee, the HLC had approved the above central assistance.

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