Centre approves Rs 1,813.75 crore additional financial assistance to flood relief for Karnataka, Bihar

Centre approves Rs 1,813.75 crore additional financial assistance to flood relief for Karnataka, Bihar
Centre approves Rs 1,813.75 crore additional financial assistance to flood relief for Karnataka, Bihar

Centre approves Rs 1,813.75 crore additional financial assistance to flood relief for Karnataka, Bihar


The additional financial assistance approval came after Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the ongoing rescue and relief work in the flood-affected states.

The Home Minister Amit Shah has approved advance release of Rs. 400 crore to the State of Bihar and Rs.1200 crore to the State of Karnataka from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) ‘on account basis’. He has further approved the advance release of 2nd installment of centre’s share of SDRF amounting to Rs.213.75 crore to the State of Bihar for the year 2019-20.
Karnataka and Bihar have apprised of the paucity of funds in the SDRF account resulting in delay in providing relief assistance to the affected people and requested for release of advance additional financial assistance from the NDRF. Bihar had also requested for advance release of the second installment of centre's share of the SDRF for the year 2019-20.

Shah further approved the advance release of 2nd installment of centre's share of the SDRF amounting to Rs 213.75 crore to Bihar for the year 2019-20.

Government of India supplements the effort of the State Government by providing assistance for the relief of immediate nature through SDRF and per established procedure. A SDRF has been constituted for each State.
The Central Government contributes 75% for General Category States and 90% for North-Eastern and Hilly States of the SDRF allocation each year. The first charge of relief expenditure is on SDRF and in cases of calamities of severe nature, it is supplemented from NDRF as per established procedure.

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