GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Agriculture
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CO-OPERATION
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3665
TO BE ANSWERED ON 07.08.2009
Central Assistance for Drought Affected Karnataka.
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether it is a fact that Karnataka State Government submitted to the Centre a Memorandum seeking Central assistance of Rs. 2019.55 crores on account of drought in the State in the year 2008; and
(b) if so, the extent to which State’s request for drought relief has been accepted and by when the same is likely to be released?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
(SHRI K V THOMAS)
(a)&(b): This was considered by the High Level Committee (HLC), headed by the Union Finance Minister, in its meeting held on 1st July, 2009 and the HLC approved as under:
(i) Rs. 83.83 crores from National Calamity Contingency Fund (NCCF) subject to the adjustment of 75% of balance available in the Calamity Relief Fund (CRF) account of the State.
(ii) Rs. 14.28 crores from Special Component of Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP), implemented by the Department of Drinking Water Supply.