PM Announces 1000 Crore Disaster Relief Fund for Uttarakhand

Manmohan Singh Announces 1000 Crore Disaster Relief Fund for Uttarakhand

Uttrakhand in the third week of June, 2013 was stuck by flash floods and landslides. During this natural disaster in the state, more than 100 people lost their life. Government of India on 19th June, 2013 announced a disaster relief fund of 1000 crore to Uttarakhand. Of the total fund announced, 145 crore will be released by the Government immediately.

The decision of the disaster relief package was decided by the Prime Minister of India after taking an aerial survey of disaster affected areas of Uttrakhand.

Relief Aids announced from other States

  • Government of Maharashtra has announced an aid of 10 crore to Uttrakhand.
  • Government of Rajasthan has announced a financial help of 2 crore.

The Central and State Governments have deployed all possible resources to deal with the immediate aftermath of the ghastly tragedy. About 5500 Jawans and Officers of the Army, 3000 men of the Border Roads Organisation and 600 ITBP personnel are engaged in relief and rescue efforts. Thirteen teams of the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed. The Air Force has deployed 18 helicopters and a C – 130 aircraft. Private helicopters have also been engaged by the State Government.

The Central and State Governments will continue to work in close coordination to ensure that every possible effort is made not only to provide immediate relief to the affected persons but also to help them reconstruct their lives.

Apart from the relief fund announced for the state, an Ex – gratia assistance of 2 lakh each to the families of those who have lost their lives and 50,000 each to those who have been injured will be provided from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund ( PMNRF ). Further, we will also provide from the PMNRF ex – gratia assistance of 1 lakh each to those whose houses have been completely destroyed and 50,000 each to those whose houses have been damaged.

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