Additional Rs 5,751 Crore as Calamity Relief to 8 States: Centre

The 8 states to get the fund are Kerala, Maharashtra, Bihar, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Karnataka.

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The Centre approved additional aid to eight states hit by drought, floods, landslides and cyclone last year.
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The Centre on Friday, 27 March, approved additional Rs 5,751.27 crore as aid to eight states hit by floods, landslides, cyclone and drought last year, the home ministry said.

The eight states which will get the financial assistance are: Kerala, Maharashtra, Bihar, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Karnataka.

"A high-level committee under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah approved Rs 5,751.27 crore as additional central assistance to the eight states for floods, landslides, cyclone ''Bulbul'', drought during 2019; and Karnataka for drought (rabi) of 2018-19", the statement said.

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