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Centre okays Rs 1,200-cr drought aid for Maharashtra

The panel approved assistance of Rs 1,269 crore, of which Rs 589.47 crore is supplementary assistance for damage to kharif crops and Rs 679.54 crore for damage to rabi crops

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 29, 2016 3:55:08 am

A HIGH-LEVEL committee chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday approved assistance of Rs 1,269 crore for drought-affected Maharashtra.

The committee examined the proposals based on the report of a Central team which visited the state.

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The panel approved assistance of Rs 1,269 crore, of which Rs 589.47 crore is supplementary assistance for damage to kharif crops and Rs 679.54 crore for damage to rabi crops. Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance and Agriculture attended the meeting.

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