The State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Saturday have released funds for flood relief and the rehabilitation of affected Karnataka districts. According to reports, while the SDRF has released Rs 303 crore, the NDRF has released Rs 897 crores for the flood-affected victims. Further reports stated that Subash Chandra Meena, Director FCD had issued two separate letters that stated the amount that was released from NDRF and SDRF to the Government of Karnataka for the required relief.
Government of India has approved release of Rs 30,300 lakhs from State Disaster Relief Fund and Rs 89,700 lakhs from National Disaster Relief Fund to the Government of Karnataka towards relief work in flood-affected areas of the state. pic.twitter.com/hH6DLYPPOn— ANI (@ANI) October 5, 2019
The Central government on Friday released Rs 1200 crores or flood relief works in Karnataka. Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa has also thanked the central government for financial assistance.
Central Government has released an amount of 1200 Crores for Karnataka in advance from the National Disaster Response Fund. Expressing gratitude for the support to @PMOIndia Sri @narendramodi ji & @HMOIndia Sri @AmitShah ji on behalf of the people of Karnataka.— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) October 4, 2019
Several Indian states including Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar have been experiencing heavy rainfalls that have led to heavy flood-like situations in the past few weeks. In Karnataka, reports stated that over 80 people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents. On September 28, Bihar had received 84.5 mm rainfall against the normal of 5.7 mm. Areas including Samastipur, Bhagalpur, Begusarai, and Bhojpur districts received rainfall above 130 mm in 24 hours, affecting lives to a high level. A red alert has been issued in most of the states.
(WITH ANI INPUTS)