National Disaster Response Relief Fund has approved provide Rs. 3,048 crore as an additional aid to flood hit Kerala.
A high level committee headed by Central Home Minister Rajnath Singh approved the additional aid of Rs.3,048 crore to Kerala on Thursday. The Centre had earlier granted aid of Rs.600 crore. The disaster that happened in August due to heavy rain and floods had claimed the lives of 488 people and caused huge damage to the properties and infrastructure.
Besides that, the high level committee formed under Home Minister has also granted additional aid of Rs.131.16 crore to Nagaland and Rs.539.42 crore to Andhra Pradesh. Both the states had undergone several damages after cyclone ‘Titli’ and ‘Gaja’ hit its coasts.
The government of Kerala had sought financial aid of Rs. 4700 crore from the Central to cover up the damages that caused by the ‘century’s worst disaster’.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and the officers of Ministry of Home Affairs, Agriculture and Finance attended the meeting.