Union Home Minister Chairs HLC Meeting
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) on December 21, for Central Assistance to States affected by drought, landslides and flood.
The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Mr. Arun Jaitley, Vice-Chairman NITI Aayog Mr. Arvind Panagariya, Union Home Secretary Mr. Rajiv Mehrishi, Agriculture Secretary Mr. Siraj Hussain and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance and Agriculture attended the meeting.
The Committee examined the proposals based on the report of the Central Team which visited the affected states by severe Natural Disasters. The HLC approved the assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) in respect of Chhattisgarh to the tune of Rs. 925 crore, Rs. 1104 crore for West Bengal and Rs. 34 crore for Manipur. The committee also reviewed the decision in the case of Orissa and approved an assistance of Rs. 380 crore.