Centre approves Rs.1,043 crores as Disaster Response Fund to Rajasthan and Nagaland

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A high-level committee headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on June 17 approved additional central assistance of Rs 1,043 crore under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to Rajasthan and Nagaland, which were affected by drought during 2021-22.

  • The committee approved additional central assistance of ₹ 1,043.23 crore, of which ₹ 1,003.95 crore would be received by Rajasthan and ₹ 39.28 crore for Nagaland.

  • During the financial year 2021-22, the central government has released Rs 17,747.20 crore to 28 states in their SDRF and Rs 7,342.30 crore from NDRF to 11 states.

  • National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)

  • It is a fund managed by the Central Government.

  • It is used to meet the expenses of emergency response, relief and rehabilitation for any disaster situation.

  • It was earlier called National Disaster Contingency Fund (NCCF).

  • In 2005, the Disaster Management Act was enacted and its name was changed to National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).

  • NDRF was established in accordance with Section 46 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

  • In June 2020, the Finance Ministry approved a proposal to allow individuals and institutions to contribute directly to the NDRF.

  • State Disaster Response Funds (SDRF)

  • It has been constituted under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

  • It was constituted on the recommendations of the 13th Finance Commission.

  • It is the primary fund available with the State Governments to meet the expenditure for providing immediate relief for the response to notified disasters.

  • The Centre contributes 75% of the SDRF allocation for general category States and Union Territories. 

  • The Centre contributes 90% for special category States and Union Territories (northeastern States, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir).

  • Disaster covered under SDRF are Cyclone, drought, earthquake, fire, flood, tsunami, hailstorm, landslide, avalanche, cloudburst, pest attack, frost and cold waves.

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