The Centre on Thursday sanctioned an additional Rs 200 crore for Bundelkhand
with the allocation aimed at addressing drinking water problems in the districts
belonging to the region.
The fresh infusion, over and above the Rs 7,266 crore special package that was
announced for the region, following intervention Rahul Gandhi, was approved by
the Cabinet on Thursday. UP and Madhya Pradesh will receive Rs 100 crore each to
commission projects related to drought mitigation schemes.
“The additional Central assistance will enable the states to address the problem
of drinking water better during summer,” I&B minister Ambika Soni said.