Centre grants Rs 340 crore to Assam for handling flood-related issues

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The Centre has released Rs 340 crore to Assam for handling flood-related issues, including relief, rehabilitation and repair works of damaged infrastructur, Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on Tuesday.

“We held a meeting this morning with officials of the state government. We informed that we have released Rs 340 crore as disaster relief fund,” Singh said.

Out of this, Rs 101 crore was released by the DoNER, while the remaining Rs 239 crore was given by the home ministry under the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) account, he informed.

“The SDRF fund would have come little late, but we sent this immediately so that the state has adequate resources in dealing with the situation,” Singh added.

He also informed that the state government officials have been requested to prepare and submit a detailed memorandum related to damages caused by the first wave of flood across Assam.

 

 

(With inputs from PTI)

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