Kamal Nath Meets PM Modi, Seeks Relief Fund For MP Floods From Centre

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Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath called on PM Narendra Modi on Friday, days after the seeking government's assistance to compensate losses due to heavy rains

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:
Kamal Nath

Days after the State of Madhya Pradesh sought the Central government's assistance to compensate losses due to heavy rains and floods, Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday, October 4, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. Press Information Bureau (PIB) India and the Prime Minister's Office tweeted a picture of the two in which Kamal Nath can be seen handing over a memorandum to Modi.

Madhya Pradesh floods

Incessant rains followed by floods in September have reportedly caused excessive damage in several parts of Madhya Pradesh. According to reports from local media, over 600 people lost their lives in the floods. Further, the state suffered a loss of Rs 11,906 crore during the floods. The State government officials sought immediate financial aid for relief and rehabilitation work. The officials also made a formal request for financial assistance of Rs 11,906 crore before the central team that visited the state.

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CM announced Rs 1 lakh for minor for stealing money

Chief Minister Kamal Nath rescued a 12-year-old girl who was arrested for stealing money from a temple in Sagar district to buy wheat for her family. According to reports, he instructed the government to provide Rs 1 lakh as financial assistance and also announced to pay for her studies. In a tweet on October 1, CM Kamal Nath announced that the girl's family will get the necessary government benefits, ration and other welfare schemes as well. 

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(WITH PTI INPUTS)

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