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Assam: ASDMA Submits Memorandum to Centre Seeking Rs. 2642.99 Crore

G Plus News | November 25, 2020 13:43 hrs

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has submitted a memorandum to the Centre, seeking the release of the second installment of the disaster relief fund.

As per ASDMA, the 15th Finance Commission has allocated Rs. 858 crores under the State Disaster Respond Fund (SDRF). The total amount is received in two installments. The first installment of Rs. 386 crores have already been received by the state and the second installment was to be alloc
ated by September-October, 2020. 

Due to the delay in payment, ASDMA has now sought the second installment and further additional payments in lieu of the restoration activities conducted in the aftermath of the disastrous flood this year.

Highly placed sources in the department told G Plus that a total of Rs. 2642.99 crore has been asked by ASDMA in the memorandum. This includes the fund allocations to be given to all concerned departments, including Public Works Department, Agriculture, Education, Inland Water, and others.

"We have committed liabilities of about Rs. 696.52 crore, whereas we have a balance of just Rs. 307 crores. Work is always ongoing, so the additional amount is sought," said the source.

The funding for disaster management is provided in a 90:10 (Centre: State). In the financial year 2020-21, while the Centre allotted Rs. 386 crore, the state government provided its share of Rs. 43 crore, total Rs. 429 crore. 

Additionally, ASDMA also had a leftover opening balance of Rs. 355 crores from the previous financial year.

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