Centre approves 400 crore rupees for Bihar and 1200 crores for Karnataka for flood relief operations

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has reviewed the ongoing rescue and relief work of all the flood-affected States.

Keeping in view the severity of flood situation and the fund positions in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) account of Bihar and Karnataka, the Home Minister has approved advance release of 400 crore rupees to Bihar and 1200 crore rupees to Karnataka from National Disaster Response Fund. He has further approved the advance release of 2nd instalment of centre’s share of SDRF amounting to over 213 crore rupees to Bihar for the year 2019-20.

During the South West Monsoon, 2019, 13 States have been affected by unprecedented floods/landslide. In pursuance of a significant decision taken by the Union Home Minister in the High-Level Committee meeting held on 19th August 2019, even before receipt of Memorandum from the concerned State Government for seeking additional financial assistance from NDRF, Ministry of Home Affairs constituted Inter-Ministerial Central Teams for 13 States.

The Hindu

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