Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairs High Level Committee meeting for Central assistance to Rajasthan

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The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chairing the Group of Ministers meeting on the issues related to Lokpal Bill, in New Delhi on May 02, 2017. The Union Minister for External Affairs, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Shri Arun Jaitley and the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh are also seen,

New Delhi: Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here today for Central Assistance to the state of Rajasthan in the wake of drought (Kharif) of 2016-17.

The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Shri Arun Jaitley, the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shri S. S. Ahluwalia, Union Home Secretary, Shri Rajiv Mehrishi and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance, Agriculture and NITI Aayog attended the meeting.

The Committee examined the proposal based on the report of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team which visited the drought-affected state of Rajasthan. The HLC approved the assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) in respect of Rajasthan to the tune of Rs 588.34 crore.

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