Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) for central assistance to states and union territories that were affected by natural calamities recently.
The states and union territories include Assam (affected by floods during 2017-18), Himachal Pradesh (affected by floods/ landslides during 2017-18), Sikkim (affected by floods/ landslides during 2017-18), Lakshadweep (affected by cyclone Ockhi during 2017) and Rajasthan (affected by kharif drought during 2017).
The HLC has approved an assistance of Rs 480.87 crore for Assam.
Rs 84.60 crore has been approved for Himachal Pradesh, Rs 67.40 Sikkim, Rs 2.16 crore for Lakshadweep and Rs 526.14 crore for Rajasthan.
The total assistance approved is of Rs 1,161.17 crores.