Amit Shah-led HLC approves Rs 320.94 crore additional Central assistance to Odisha


Bhubaneswar, January 29: The High Level Committee (HLC) headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday approved additional Central assistance of Rs 1,751.05 crore to the five States, including Rs 320.94 crore to Odisha from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), which were affected by floods, landslides during south-west monsoon-2020 and hailstorm during Rabi 2019-20.

While approving the additional Central Assistance, Shah said the Union Government under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has resolved to help our sisters and brothers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh who braved these natural disasters.

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

For floods and landslides during south-west monsoon-2020, Rs 437.15 crore were approved for Assam while Rs 75.86 crore given Arunachal Pradesh followed by 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.

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