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State Demands Rs. 2645 Cr. From National Disaster Relief Fund

Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot approved the memorandum

A Memorandum Sent to the Centre State Demands Rs. 2645 Cr. From  National Disaster Relief Fund

Posted On: Thursday, November 07, 2019 17:09:49 by DIPR Jaipur

Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot approved the memorandumJaipur, 7 November. The State Government has demanded Rs. 2645 crore from the Centre as assistance under National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) for the damage caused by the excessive rain and flood during this monsoon season. Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot approved the memorandum sent to the Centre regarding this.

Shri Gehlot approved this memorandum during a high-level meeting of Disaster Management, and Relief Department held at Chief Minister's Office on Thursday. The state has demanded Rs. 1642 crore under Agriculture Input Subsidy to be given to farmers as compensation for the crop damage, Rs. 369 crore as compensation for the damage caused by land erosion and Rs. 395 crore for repairing of damaged roads and bridges under SDRF rules.

Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot approved the memorandumThe Chief Minister directed the officials to coordinate with the concerned departments of the Centre to get an early release of funds from the Centre so that initial relief and assistance provided to the people affected by this natural disaster.

Secretary, Disaster Management Shri Siddarth Mahajan, apprised about the measures taken by the department. He said most districts of the state had been affected by the heavy rain, and relief works were carried out in the affected areas. He said 12,943 villages of 18 districts had been declared as scarcity hit. The excessive rain has affected 49 lakh farmers given Agriculture Input Subsidy, he added.

Shri Mahajan said demands included regarding assistance to repair damaged drainage systems and to improve power supply in the affected area. He said demands for assistance had been included according to the loss after the Survey and Girdavari conducted to evaluate the actual loss caused by heavy rain, waterlogging, and flood.

Minister for Disaster Management & Relief Master Bhanwar Lal Meghwal, Chief Secretary Shri D. B. Gupta, ACS PWD Smt. Veenu Gupta, ACS Finance Shri Niranjan Arya, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Sanjay Malhotra, and other officers were present during the meeting.

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