GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATION AND FARMERS WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1449
TO BE ANSWERED ON 28/07/2017
FUNDS FOR DROUGHT RELIEF TO KARNATAKA
Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE & FARMERS WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) The details of funds released from the National Disaster Response Fund to the Government of Karnataka during the financial year 2014-15 and 2015-16 for drought relief in the State;
(b) Whether Government of Karnataka has submitted a report to the Ministry on the utilisation of the above funds; and
(c) If so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
(SHRI S.S. AHLUWALIA)
(a): The High Level Committee (HLC) approved Rs.200.85 crore, subject to the adjustment of 75% of balance available in the SDRF account and Rs.2263.43 crore, subject to the adjustment of 50% of balance available in the SDRF account, to the Government of Karnataka from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) in the wake of drought during 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively.
(b) & (c): The Government of Karnataka has reported that 629394 farmers benefited during 2014-15 and 4643475 farmers benefited during 2015-16.