Amit Shah led high level committee approves ₹3,113 cr for 5 states as disaster relief
On Saturday, a high-level committee headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah approved around Rs 3,113 crore to five states that faced natural disasters and pest attacks in 2020.
According to the Home Ministry statement, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Madhya Pradesh will get the additional central assistance from the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF).
The 5 states and Union Territories were affected by floods, cyclones (Nivar and Burevi) and pest attack in the year 2020. Hence the committee decided to approve the additional central assistance to the states and UT.
Andhra Pradesh and Bihar: – During the South West monsoon, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar were hit by floods. Andhra and Bihar will get ₹280.78 crore and ₹1,255.27 crore respectively.
Tamil Nadu: – Last year in November, cyclone Nivar made landfall with brought heavy rainfall and flooded several parts of Tamil Nadu. In December the state was hit by cyclone ‘Burevi’. Hence the state will get ₹63.14 crore for cyclone ‘Nivar’ and ₹223.77 crore for cyclone ‘Burevi’. A total ₹286.91 crore will be allotted to Tamil Nadu.
Puducherry: – The Union Territory of Puducherry will get ₹9.91 crore for cyclone ‘Nivar’.
Madhya Pradesh: – Madhya Pradesh will get ₹1,280.18 crore for the pest attack during the Kharif season.
Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) were deputed by the Central government immediately after the calamities. It was done without waiting for the receipts of memorandum from the affected state governments.
Home Minister Shah said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the union government has committed to help the people of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Madhya Pradesh who suffered these natural disasters.
The Home Ministry statement stated that, during the financial year 2020-21, till date the central government has released ₹19,036.43 crore to 28 states from the State Disaster Risk Management Fund (SDRMF) and ₹4,409.71 crore to 11 states from NDRMF.