Centre releases 209 crore rupees to flood-hit AP, Karnataka

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New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): Centre has released Rs 209.1 crore from the Calamity Relief Fund to flood-hit Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka to tackle the situation.

Andhra Pradesh will receive Rs 156.84 crore while Karnataka will get Rs 52.26 crore, an official release said.

The funds are the second installment of the Central share of Calamity Relief Fund for the year 2009-10.

The amount is usually released in December, but the payment has been advanced in view of the grim situation in the two states.

A meeting chaired by Cabinet Secretary on Tuesday to review the flood situation in which the Resident Commissioners of both the States were also present, appreciated the efforts of the Government of India for prompt and quick response for providing logistic support for rescue and relief operations. (ANI)

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