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Govt approves drought relief fund of Rs 5083 cr for MP, Maha

Worst hit Maharashtra will get Rs 3,050 crore while Rs 2,033 crore will go to Madhya Pradesh.

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Publish Date: Dec 30 2015 1:58PM | Updated Date: Dec 30 2015 2:05PM

Govt approves drought relief fund of Rs 5083 cr for MP, Maha

The Central government has approved a relief package of Rs 5,083 crore for Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh to minimise the impact of drought on farmers.

 

Worst hit Maharashtra will get Rs 3,050 crore while Rs 2,033 crore will go to Madhya Pradesh.

 

The money will be given to Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh from the National Disaster Relief Fund.The decision to extend relief to the two states was taken on Tuesday by a high-level committee, chaired by home minister Rajnath Singh.