Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that Odisha will get the amount as decided at the high level committee. The fund is not fully released for the state yet. The state will get the amount of INR 815 crore as decided by the high committee, Rajnath told reporters after a meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Stating that the Chief Minister has drawn his attention to possible deduction of INR 214 crore from the announced drought assistance of INR 815 crore. The state will get assistance in the supplementary budget. As the Centre had announced assistance of INR 815 crore for Odisha drought in 2015, which affected 28 of the total 30 districts. Ministry of Home Affairs, in a letter to the state government on January 22 this year stated that it would provide drought assistance of INR 600.52 crore as against INR 815 crore it had announced earlier.

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