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Centre grants additional relief assistance to Kerala, Nagaland & AP

New Delhi, Dec 6 : The Centre on Thursday sanctioned central relief assistance to three states to the tune of Rs 3719.07 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) in wake of natural calamities in these states recently.

A high level committee meeting in the Ministry of Home Affairs, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, sanctioned additional relief assistance to the states of Kerala, Nagaland, and Andhra Pradesh which were affected by floods, landslides and cyclone 'Titli' respectively during the recent months.

The HLC 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 from NDRF.

The Home Ministry has already released Rs 600 crore to flood ravaged state of Kerala in August and also Rs. 229.05 crore for the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) of Andhra Pradesh as its share for 2018-19 in wake of cyclone 'Titli' in October.

Andhra Pradesh faced cyclonic storm 'Titli' on October 11 and its two districts -- Srikakulam and Vizianagaram were severely affected.

Nagaland was affected by the flood and landslides due to heavy rains in August this year.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance and Agriculture were present at the meeting.