Rs 4,382 crore calamity help for six states


New Delhi, November 13

A high-level committee, headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, has approved the release of nearly Rs 4,382 crore to six states as Central assistance for the natural calamities they faced this year.

The beneficiaries

  • The funds will be released to Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, MP, Maharashtra and Sikkim as assistance for the damage caused by cyclone, floods and landslides during the year
  • For cyclone ‘Amphan’, Rs2,707.77 crore has been approved for West Bengal and Rs128.23 crore for Odisha. For cyclone ‘Nisarga’, Rs268.59 crore has been approved for Maharashtra
  • For floods and landslides during the South-West monsoon, Rs 577.84 crore has been approved for Karnataka, Rs611.61 crore for Madhya Pradesh, and Rs87.84 crore for Sikkim

The funds will be released to West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Sikkim as assistance for the damage caused by cyclone, floods and landslides during the year.

The high-level committee has approved additional Central assistance of Rs 4,381.88 crore to six states from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), a statement by the Home Ministry said.

For cyclone ‘Amphan’, Rs 2,707.77 crore has been approved for West Bengal and Rs 128.23 crore for Odisha. For cyclone ‘Nisarga’, Rs 268.59 crore has been approved for Maharashtra.

For floods and landslides during the South-West monsoon, Rs 577.84 crore has been approved for Karnataka, Rs 611.61 crore for Madhya Pradesh, and Rs 87.84 crore for Sikkim.

In the aftermath of cyclone ‘Amphan’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited the affected states of West Bengal and Odisha on May 22. — PTI



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