The Kerala government has demanded Rs 4,700 crore for relief from the Center in view of the recent floods due to heavy losses of people and money. The official said that this flood has been termed as the biggest flood of the state in the state. The floods have affected 14 districts of the state and at least 488 people have died. A senior government official said that the Kerala government has sent a memorandum to the Home Ministry in which information about loss of public money, infrastructure and crops has been given and demand for Rs 4,700 crore has been sought for immediate relief.
In the case of any natural disaster beyond the capability of a state to deal with it, the State Government presents a detailed memorandum, in which details of the need for funds including area-wise details for the relief work of immediate nature. The official said that according to this, the Government of Kerala has sent the memorandum. According to the current guidelines, the central government will soon send the inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) to assess the compensation and the additional requirement of funds on the affected site.
According to the IMCT report norms, it will be considered by the National Executive Committee (SC-NEC) sub-committee under the chairmanship of the Union Home Secretary and thereafter considered by the High Level Committee under the chairmanship of the Home Minister to grant additional assistance to the NDRF. will go.
The financial mechanism of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) guidelines is done to meet the rescue and relief expenditure during any notified disaster incident. In each state, State Disaster Response Fund has been constituted, in which according to the award by the Central Finance Commission every year, 75 percent for the general category states and 90 percent for special category states of the hill areas are contributed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh had announced their support during the state's tour. According to this, on August 21, the Central Government released 600 crore rupees. Modi had promised 500 crores rupees and Rajnath Singh had given Rs 100 crores. This help is more than Rs 562.45 crore made available in the State Disaster Relief Fund already available.