Agartala: The Central government has approved an additional assistance of Rs 1,292.22 crore for Odisha and Tripura from the National disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
After assessing the damage caused to the states during recent months by cyclone Titli, besides floods and landslides, the Centre approved Rs 1,023.22 crore for Odisha and Rs 286.63 crore for Tripura.
The assistance was approved after a high-level review meeting, chaired by home minister Rajnath Singh, was held in New Delhi on Monday to consider the additional monitory cover required for the two disaster-hit states.
Tripura was hit by floods In June-July this year. Several districts such as North Tripura, Dhalai, Khowai, Gomati, Unakoti and South Tripura were affected. Unakoti was the worst hit, where 21,409 people were forced to take shelter in relief camps.
The high-level meeting was attended by finance minister Arun Jaitley and agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh, besides other senior officials.
Earlier, Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb had taken up the flood situation with Union home minister Rajnath Singh and sought relief assistance from the Centre.