The High Level Committee (HLC) under the Chairmanship Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, has approved the additional Central assistance of Rs 47.326 crore to Meghalaya under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to deal with damages caused by flood, landslides, cloudburst during 2022.
The HLC approved additional central assistance of Rs. 1,816.162 to five states namely Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Nagaland.
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.