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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATION AND FARMERS WELFARE


RAJYA  SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1449

 

TO BE ANSWERED ON 28/07/2017


FUNDS FOR DROUGHT RELIEF TO KARNATAKA

 

 

  1. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

 

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?

ANSWER

 

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.

 

 

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