Nagaland to get Rs.131 crore relief

Spl. Correspondent NEW DELHI, DEC 6 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/6/2018 11:05:55 AM IST

Centre has approved additional assistance from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) of Rs. 131.16 crore to Nagaland, Rs 3048.39 crore to Kerala and Rs 539.52 crore to Andhra Pradesh.

On Thursday, the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) in New Delhi to consider the additional Central Assistance to the States of Nagaland, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, which were affected by floods, landslides and cyclone Titli respectively during the recent months.

Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Agriculture, Radha Mohan Singh, Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance and Agriculture were present in the meeting.

In case of any natural calamity beyond the coping capacity of a state, the state government submits a detailed memorandum indicating sector-wise details of damage and requirement of funds for relief operations of immediate nature, an official said.

As per the existing guidelines, the central government sends an Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) for an on-the-spot assessment of damage and additional requirement of funds.

IMCT report is considered by the Sub-Committee of National Executive Committee (SC-NEC) headed by the Union home secretary in conformity with the norms and then by a high-level committee, chaired by the home minister for approving the quantum of additional assistance from the NDRF.

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