A high-level committee under the chairmanship of Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday approved additional central assistance of Rs 1,751.05 crore under the NDRF to five states including Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The other states, which have received central assistance under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) are Odisha, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.
The central assistance has been approved to these states which were affected by floods/ landslides during south-west monsoon in 2020 and hailstorms during Rabi season 2019-20.
While approving the additional central assistance, home minister Shah said “the Union government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resolved to help our sisters and brothers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh who braved these natural disasters”.
As per the statistics, for floods/ landslides during south-west monsoon 2020, Rs 437.15 crore to Assam, Rs 75.86 crore to Arunachal Pradesh, Rs 320.94 crore to Odisha, Rs 245.96 crore to Telangana and Rs 386.06 crore to Uttar Pradesh have been approved.
For hailstorms during Rabi 2019-20, Rs 285.08 crore to Uttar Pradesh has been approved.
In all the five states, the central government had deputed inter-ministerial central teams (IMCTs) immediately after the calamities, without waiting for the receipt of Memorandum from the affected state governments.
In addition, during the financial year 2020-21, till date, the central government has released Rs 19,036.43 crore to 28 States from the SDRF and Rs 4,409.71 crore to 11 states from NDRF.