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Centre Approves Rs 1,887.23 Cr Additional Assistance To Five States

The states like Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Sikkim and West Bengal will get funds for floods, landslides, hailstorms that occurred during 2021

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The high-level committee under the chairmanship of the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah has approved additional central assistance of Rs 1,887.23 crore, under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to five states, which were affected by floods, landslides, hailstorms in 2021. 

According to the home ministry, Rs 1,038.96 crore to Bihar; Rs 21.37 crore to Himachal Pradesh; Rs. 292.51 crore to Rajasthan; Rs 59.35 crore to Sikkim; and Rs 475.04 crore to West Bengal will be provided. 

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, the statement added. 

During the financial year 2021-22, the central government has released Rs 17,747.20 crore to 28 States in their SDRF and Rs 6,197.98 crore to nine states from the NDRF.