Giving a relief to the flood affected Assam, the Centre on Monday has approved a sum of Rs 480.87 crore as central assistance to the State which was severely affected by flood in 2017-18.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee in New Delhi for central assistance to the states and union territories of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Lakshadweep and Rajasthan.
The other states were affected by drought and cyclone.
The high level committee approved assistance of Rs 480.87 crore in respect of state of Assam.
The high level committee also approved assistance from NDRF amounting to Rs 84.60 crore for the state of Himachal Pradesh, Rs 67.40 crore for the state of Sikkim, Rs 2.16 crore for the UT of Lakshadweep and Rs 526.14 crore for the state of Rajasthan.
The total assistance approved was Rs 1,161.17 crores.
The Union Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Union Secretary, Department of Expenditure Ajay Narayan Jha and senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance and Agriculture and NITI Aayog attended the meeting.