Govt Grants Additional Rs 1,816 Cr To 5 States Towards Disaster Relief Fund

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Govt Grants Additional Rs 1,816 Cr To 5 States Towards Disaster Relief Fund

| Updated: March 13, 2023 18:42

Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Meghalaya, and Nagaland would get an additional Rs 1,816.162 crore in aid from the central government as they cope with natural calamities including floods, landslides, and cloudbursts in 2022.

The decision was made by a high-level committee under the direction of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, demonstrating the central government’s determination to support the citizens of the five States affected by these natural calamities.

Some states will get additional central aid through the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). Rs 520.466 crore has been approved to Assam, Rs 239.31 crore to Himachal Pradesh, Rs 941.04 crore to Karnataka, Rs 47.326 crore to Meghalaya, and Rs 68.02 crore to Nagaland out of the total central support of Rs 1,816.162 crore.

According to the statement, this additional aid is in addition to the funds that the Center has previously given to the states through the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), which is currently at their disposal.

The central government distributed Rs 15,770.40 crore to 25 states under their SDRF during the fiscal year 2022–23 and Rs 502.744 crore to four states from the NDRF.

Without waiting for them to submit a Memorandum, the central government dispatched Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) to these states right after the disasters.

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