Center sanctions 706 cr to state

The centre has approved Rs 706 crore for Andhhra Pradesh from the National Disaster Response Fund. Responding to the requests of Chief Minister, N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Union Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing, Mr Sharad Pawar today informed through a letter that the centre had approved an amount of Rs 706.15 crore for Andhra Pradesh from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), subject to adjustment of 75 per cent of balance available in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for the drought in 2011 and Rs 8.00 crores from Special Component of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), an official press release here said.