Centre approves Rs 320.94 crore to Odisha as flood assistance

New Delhi: The High-Level Committee (HLC) under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah has approved additional Central assistance under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to five states, which were affected by floods/ landslides during south-west monsoon 2020 and hailstorm during Rabi 2019-20.

The HLC has approved additional Central assistance of Rs 1,751.05 crore to the five States from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).

While Rs 437.15 crore have been approved to Assam, Rs 75.86 crore to Arunachal Pradesh, Rs 320.94 crore to Odisha, Rs 245.96 crore to Telangana and Rs 386.06 crore to Uttar Pradesh.

For hailstorm during Rabi 2019-20, Rs 285.08 crore to Uttar Pradesh has been approved.

In all the five states, the Central government had deputed Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) immediately after the calamities, without waiting for the receipt of Memorandum from the affected state governments.

In addition, during the financial year 2020-21, till date, the Central government has released Rs 19,036.43 crore to 28 states from the SDRF and Rs 4,409.71 crore to 11 states from NDRF.