20 August 2019
Bhubaneswar: High Level Committee (HLC) chaired by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday approved additional central assistance of Rs 4432.10 crore to three States from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
This includes Rs. 3338.22 crore to Odisha for Cyclone Fani, Rs 1029.39 crore to Karnataka for drought and Rs 64.49 crore to Himachal Pradesh for avalanches and hailstorm.
At the onset of Cyclone ‘Fani’, Rs 340.87 crore was released in advance on 29th April from SDRF. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Odisha on May 6 and as announced by him, immediate assistance of Rs. 1000 crore was released in advance. In addition, an ex-gratia sum of Rs. 2 lakh were provided to next of the kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to seriously injured in the Cyclone from PM’s Relief Fund.
Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Narendra Singh Tomar were present in the meeting, along with senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance, Agriculture and NITI Aayog.