Govt. recommends Rs. 7,266 crore for draught hit Bundelkhand region

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New Delhi, Nov.19 (ANI): In a significant step, the Centre on Thursday recommended a special economic package of Rs. 7,266 crore for Bundelkhand region, spread over Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, to help it recover from draught's affect.

The decision was taken during the Union Cabinet meet, presided by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Briefing mediamen after the Cabinet meet, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said: "The Cabinet has cleared Rs.7,266 crore package for Bundelkhand region. It was also decided to set up a monitoring group to oversee its implementation."

The package is hoped to help in the development of the region.

Congress General Secretary had reportedly asked from the Govt. for 7,000 crore package from the Government for the draught hit Bundelkhand region, stated a private channel.

Rahul visited Bundelkhand last year.

Meanwhile, on the issue of sugarcane pricing, the Government will hold an all party meet on Monday.

Tens of thousands of farmers staging a protest on Thursday in the national capital led by Bhartiya Kisan Union, Rashtriya Lok Dal and others.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has reportedly given assurance for necessary amendments in the ordinance related to sugarcane, if required. (ANI)

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