The Centre on Monday assured to provide additional central assistance to Assam and Tripura from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
Assam will get an amount of Rs 616.63 crore and Tripura will get Rs 63.32 crore.
The Home Ministry, in a statement, said the decision was taken at a meeting of a High Level Committee (HLC), chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman, was present in the meeting, along with senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance, Agriculture and NITI Aayog.
The HLC took the decision to provide central assistance of Rs. 5908.56 crore to seven states which were affected by floods, landslides or cloudburst during 2019 south west monsoon.
Apart from Assam and Tripura, the other five states which will be provided with additional central assistance include Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.
Himachal Pradesh will get an amount of Rs 284.93 crore, Karnataka will get Rs 1869.85 crore, Madhya Pradesh will get Rs 1749.73 crore and Maharashtra will get Rs 956.93 crore.
It may be mentioned that the central government has released Rs 8068.33 crore to 27 States as central share from State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) during 2019-20.
Moreover, the central government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been providing full support to the states by providing timely logistics and financial resources to supplement efforts of the state governments to deal with the situation effectively in the wake of natural calamities.