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India's Aid to 6 Neighbouring Nations Totalled Over INR 21,100 cr in 4 Years

PTI Last Updated at 09 Aug 2018, 19:08 IST India

India's developmental assistance to six neighboring countries in South Asia over the last four fiscal years amounted to over Rs 21,100 crore, the government today informed the Rajya Sabha.

India extended developmental assistance to six neighboring countries -- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, according to Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh's written reply to a question.

The total aid to Afghanistan from 2014-15 to 2017-18 was Rs 2,232.94 crore, to Bangladesh it was Rs 514.13 crore, and to Bhutan, it was Rs 15,680.97 crore.

The developmental assistance to the Maldives during the same period was Rs 270.39 crore, to Nepal it was Rs 1,322.54 crore, and to Sri Lanka, it was Rs 1,080.55 crore.

The total developmental assistance to the six countries in the four years amounted to Rs 21,101.52 crore.

To another question on the details of the chief ministers that have visited China in the last three years, Singh said there have been eight visits by chief ministers to China during the period.

Andhra Pradesh's Chandrababu Naidu (April 2015, June 2016), Gujarat's Anandiben Patel (May 2015), Maharashtra's Devendra Fadnavis (May 2015), Telangana's K Chandrashekhar Rao (September 2015), Haryana's Manohar Lal Khattar (January 2016), Chhatisgarh's Raman Singh (April 2016), and Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan (June 2016).

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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