The High Level Committee (HLC) under the Chairmanship of Home Minister Amit Shah has approved additional Central Assistance of over 3 thousand 1 hundred 13 crore rupees under the National Disaster Response Fund to five states, which were affected by floods, cyclones and Pest attack during 2020.
The High Level Committee approved over 1 thousand 2 hundred 55 crore rupees for Bihar and 280 crore rupees for Andhra Pradesh which were affected by floods during South West Monsoon 2020. Nearly 287 crore rupees has been approved for Tamil Nadu which was affected by cyclones Burevi and Nivar.
Nearly 10 crore rupees has been approved for Union Territory of Puducherry which was affected for Cyclone Nivar. The High Level Committee approved over 1 thousand 2 hundred 80 crore rupees for Madhya Pradesh for Pest Attack during Kharif-2020.
While approving the additional Central Assistance, Home Minister Amit Shah said the Union Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resolved to help the people of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Madhya Pradesh who braved these natural disasters.
The Central Government had deputed Inter-Ministerial Central Teams immediately after the calamities without waiting for the receipt of Memorandum from the affected State Governments.
In addition to this the Centre has released over 19 thousand 36 crore rupees to 28 States during the financial year 2020-21, till date, from the State Disaster Risk Management Fund and over 4 thousand 4 hundred and 9 crore rupees to 11 States from National State Disaster Risk Management Fund.