Kerala Flood Relief: Centre Approves Additional Assistance Of Rs 3048 Cr

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Kerala Flood Relief: Centre Approves Additional Assistance Of Rs 3048 Cr

NEW DELHI: The centre on Thursday sanctioned Rs 3048 crores for kerala flood relief fund.Besides, Rs 539 crore will be given to cyclone-hit Andhra Pradesh and Rs 131 crore to Nagaland, which was also hit by floods. A High Level Committee, headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Thursday approved the additional assistance of Rs 3048.39 crore to Kerala, Rs 131.16 crore to Nagaland and Rs 539.52 crore to Andhra Pradesh, a home ministry spokesperson said.

Kerala was hit by massive floods in August in which at least 488 people died. The flood hit all 14 districts of kerala.

The meeting of the Committee was held to consider the additional central assistance to Kerala, Nagaland and Andhra Pradesh, which were affected by floods, landslides and cyclone 'Titli', respectively.

Those who attended the meeting include Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance and Agriculture.