Ministry Of Home Affairs Approves Financial Assistance to Gujarat

  • The Central Government has approved financial assistance of Rs. 338.24 crore to Gujarat, which was severely affected by Cyclone Biparjoy (6-19 Jan 2023).
  • Ministry of Home Affairs has also approved an additional financial assistance of Rs. 633.73 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to Himachal Pradesh.
  • It was severely affected due to floods, cloudbursts, and landslides during the southwest monsoon.
  • The Ministry had immediately deputed the Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) for assessment of the damages.
  • The Central Government had earlier released the 1st instalment of its share amounting to Rs. 584 crore to the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).
  • An amount of Rs. 200.00 crore was also released in advance from NDRF on 21st August 2023, to help Himachal Pradesh in managing the immediate relief operations.
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