Bharat Express

Centre’s panel to decide on quantum of drought relief to Karnataka on Dec 23: Karnataka minister

Karnataka Revenue Minister Krishna Byre Gowda on Wednesday said the state government’s Rs 18,171 crore drought relief proposal will be taken up by a high-level central committee on December 23.

“A high-level committee chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, will on December 23 decide the quantum of drought relief to Karnataka,” Gowda told reporters after meeting Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda on the issue. Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and the Union Home Minister on Wednesday and requested for early release of the drought relief to the state, he said.