DROUGHT EX­PENSE

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE -

The state gov­ern­ment, with

help from the Cen­tre, has spent Rs21,421.8 crore on drought mit­i­ga­tion in the past four years. The Cen­tre’s con­tri­bu­tion till Dec 2015 has been Rs8,090.56 crore

In 2014-15, the state spent

Rs7,893.79 crore, which was the highest an­nual ex­pen­di­ture in the past four years

The Cen­tre

of­fered Rs3,049 crore in 2015-16 for drought mit­i­ga­tion. The amount was re­leased against the de­mand of Rs4,002 crore by the state

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