The Centre has released a total of INR 7,532 crore to 22 states for disaster response. This allocation was made by the Department of Expenditure in the Ministry of Finance, following the recommendations of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Considering the widespread heavy rainfall across the country, the guidelines for fund allocation have been relaxed, enabling the immediate release of this financial assistance to the states.
The State Disaster Response Fund serves as the primary funding source available to state governments for responding to officially notified disasters. The allocated funds are intended exclusively for addressing the immediate relief needs of the affected individuals and communities in the wake of such calamities.
The timely allocation of financial resources is crucial for supporting the states in their disaster response efforts and facilitating the provision of prompt relief to those affected by the notified disasters. These funds play a vital role in enabling state governments to effectively mitigate the impact of calamities and assist the affected population in their recovery and rehabilitation.