GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATION AND FARMERS WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 653
TO BE ANSWERED ON 21/07/2017
FUNDS RELEASED TO KARNATAKA FROM NDRF
Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE & FARMERS WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) The amount of funds released from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to the Government of Karnataka this year in response to the drought in the State; and
(b) Whether Government of Karnataka has submitted a report on the utilization of the above funds to the Ministry?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
(SHRI S.S. AHLUWALIA)
(a): The High Level Committee (HLC), in its meeting held on 05.01.2017 and 29.06.2017, respectively, approved Rs.1782.44 crore and Rs.795.544 crore from National Disaster response Fund (NDRF) in the wake of droughts of Kharif 2016 and Rabi 2016-17 to the Government of Karnataka, subject to the adjustment of 50% of balance available in the SDRF account.
(b): The Government of Karnataka has reported that 23,09,379 farmers benefited during 2016-17.