Government releases Rs 40,000 crore under Bundelkhand package


  • Government has released Rs 4,015.20 crore under package of over Rs 7,200 crore for the parched Bundelkhand region.
  • Union government had approved Rs 7,266 crore special package for implementing drought mitigation strategies in Bundelkhand on November 19, 2009.
  • The special package included Rs 3,506 crore for Uttar Pradesh and Rs 3,760 crore for Madhya Pradesh.
  • The central government approved an additional amount of Rs 100 crore each for Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh for providing drinking water in the Bundelkhand region.

Source: ET

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