Centre releases additional fund to Drought affected state

Drought

New Delhi: The Centre on March 27 released additional funds of over Rs 337 crore to 16 States including drought affected States like Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and water scarcity affected areas of Rajasthan. Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water & Sanitation, Birender Singh has approved release of additional funds as per the request of the respective State Governments under National Rural Drinking Water Programme.The additional fund will help States to mitigate drought situation and address drinking water problems in water scarcity areas as well as for execution of piped water supply schemes in those areas, where the quality of water is affected.

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