Mayawati demands Rs 2000 crore for flood relief

Mayawati on Wednesday demanded Rs 2000 crore from the Centre for conducting flood relief operations in the state.

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 17:37 PM IST

Bareilly: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday demanded Rs 2000 crore from the Centre for conducting flood relief operations in the state.
"We need Rs 2000 crore for flood relief operations in the state. Of the Rs 2000 crore, Rs 1000 crore was needed for Bundelkhand and Poorvanchal (eastern UP) and the rest for Western UP", Mayawati told reporters here after undertaking an aerial survey of the flood affected areas.
She said Rs 225 crore were needed immediately for flood relief measures adding that if the Centre did not release the money the state government would arrange for the funds out of its own resources.

PTI