The High Level Committee (HLC) under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, has approved the additional Central assistance under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to Meghalaya and four other states which were affected by flood, landslides, cloudburst in 2022.
The HLC approved additional central assistance of Rs 1,816.162 crore to the five states from NDRF.
Meghalaya was given Rs 47.326 crore while Nagaland got Rs 68.02 crore. Further, Karnataka was given 47.326 crore, Assam Rs 520.466 crore and Himachal Pradesh Rs 239.31 crore.
This additional assistance is over and above the funds released by the Centre to the states in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), already placed at the disposal of the states.
During the financial year 2022-23, the Central government has released Rs 15,770.40 crore to 25 states in their SDRF and Rs 502.744 crore to four states from NDRF.
The Central government had deputed Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) to these states, immediately after the calamities, without waiting for the receipt of memorandum from them.
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