November 14, 2020 5:23:06 am
A high-level committee of the Union Ministry of Residence Affairs, headed by minister Amit Shah, on Friday authorised the discharge of virtually Rs 4,382 crore to 6 states, together with West Bengal, as central help for pure calamities they’ve confronted this yr.
The funds might be launched to West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Sikkim as help for the harm attributable to cyclones, floods, and landslides.
West Bengal will obtain Rs 2,707.77 crore for Cyclone Amphan, which precipitated widespread destruction in South Bengal districts in late Might. Odisha will obtain Rs 128.23 crore for the harm that the storm precipitated. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) criticised the Centre’s resolution, saying the quantity granted was not sufficient. TMC MP Sukhendu Shekhar Roy stated, “West Bengal went by way of an enormous catastrophe. Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally noticed the state of affairs. However, the Central authorities authorised a really small quantity towards the state’s demand.”
On Might 23, Modi had introduced monetary assist of Rs 1,000 crore for West Bengal, and Rs 500 crore for Odisha for rapid reduction actions. The state authorities offered the Centre particulars of injury price Rs 1.02-lakh crore. The PM introduced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for the following of kin of the lifeless, and Rs 50,000 for the injured. These quantities have been over and above the ex-gratia offered by way of State Catastrophe Response Fund and the NDRF.
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