The Centre has sanctioned additional assistance of Rs 47.326 crore to Meghalaya under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
Meghalaya is one among the five states that additional central assistance under NDRF was approved after they were affected by flood, landslides, cloudburst during 2022.
Rs 1,816.162 crore to five States was approved by the High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
This shows the resolve of the Union Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help the people of the five States who faced these natural disasters.
The other four states include Assam (Rs 520.466 crore), Himachal Pradesh (Rs 239.31 crore), Karnataka (Rs 941.04) and Nagaland (68.02 crore).
This additional assistance is over and above the funds released by the Centre to the States in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), already placed at the disposal of the States. During the financial year 2022-23, the Central Government has released Rs. 15,770.40 crore to 25 States in their SDRF and Rs. 502.744 crore to 4 States from NDRF.
The Central Government had deputed Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) to these States, immediately after the calamities, without waiting for the receipt of Memorandum from them.