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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Home Affairs
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2725 ANSWERED ON THE FEBRUARY 19, 2014 / MAGHA 30, 1935 (SAKA)
QUESTION Additional Assistance to Karnataka for Disaster Relief2725. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state;
(a) whether Government proposes to provide any additional assistance to Karnataka considering the fact that the losses due to heavy rains, floods and inundation in the State are estimated to be around Rs. 2450 crores; and
(b) if so, the, details thereof?
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI MULLAPPALLY RAMACHANDRAN)
(a) to (b): The Financial assistance is provided under the guideline of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), in accordance with the items & norms approved by the Government of India. Additional expenditure, if any, incurred over and above or on other than approved items/norms, is required to be met by the States from their own resources and not from SDRF/NDRF.
In the instant case, upon receipt of the memorandum from the State Government of Karnataka, Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) visited the affected areas of the State from 23rd to 26th September 2013 for an on-the-spot assessment of damages caused by the flood of 2013. The High Level Committee (HLC), in its meeting held on 16.01.2014, inter-alia considered the memorandum, report of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team, recommendations of the Sub-Committee of National Executive Committee (NEC) thereon and the extant items & norms of assistance from State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), and approved the following assistance:
(i) Rs. 154.25 crore from NDRF, subject to adjustment of 75% of balance available in the SDRF account of the State for the instant calamity.
(ii) Rs. 4.898 crore from Special Component of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) for repair of damaged rural drinking water supply works.