Bengal, Odisha get promised Rs1,500 cr.-THE HINDU-26-05-2020


The National Crisis Management Committee , chaired by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, met on Monday to discuss the relief and restoration measures in West Bengal. The Chief Secretary of West Bengal Rajiva Sinha apprised the NCMC of the ground situation. The Army has been deployed in Kolkata, to help in carry out road clearances with teams of NDRF and the State government.

“Cabinet Secretary also suggested that West Bengal Government may indicate their additional requirements if any and directed officers of Central Ministries/ Agencies to work in close coordination with State Government to provide all required assistance expeditiously,” the MHA statement said.

COVID-19 disaster:

West Bengal was transferred Rs.1,011 crore and Odisha Rs.1,604 crore from the SDRF. The other notified disasters are cyclone, drought, earthquake, fire, flood, tsunami, hailstorm, landslide, avalanche, cloudburst, pest attack, frost and cold waves. Since the new guidelines, as per the recommendation of the 15th Finance Commission, are yet to be finalised, the old guidelines will apply this financial year.

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