HP receives only 787.25 Crore from center under NDRF: Sukhu

Shimla, Feb 15 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Thursday told the Assembly that the union government has provided only Rs 787.25 Crore to the state under National Disaster Response Fund in this monsoon season.

while replying to a query raised by Randhir Sharma (BJP), during question hour, the Chief Minister said however, the state government had got Rs 251.39 Crore in the Chief Minister Relief funds during the monsoon disaster last year.

He said the state has received Rs. 1148.05 Crore from the Central Government under the State Disaster Response Fund and National Disaster Response Fund in the financial year 2023-24

The state received a total of Rs 360.80 Crore. under SDRF, in two phases on July 10 and 17 , 2023 towards the pending installments of SDRF.

The State received Rs. 787.25 Crore under NDRF . A sum of Rs 189.27 CrOre was released to the state on August 8, 2023, Rs 200 Crore on August 21, 2023 and Rs 397.98 Crore on December 19, 2023.

The the state government is demanding a Rs 12000 Crore package from the center to help the state to support affected people.

Congress member Inder Dutt Lakhan Pal said the center is discriminating against Himachal Pradesh in the allotment of funds to counter natural disasters. He said though barring the SDRF and NDRF share, the central government has not given a single penny to the state so far. its National leaders are making tall claims of helping the state.

BJP member Hansraj stated that the Modi Government helped the state to provide new houses to about 10000 People and the state government should not take the credit for it. Members said people who were affected by rain and allotted Rs 4 lakh have not received the funds for affected houses so far.

The State Government has announced Rs 4500 Crore package from its resources ,released exgratia to the affected people , providing money for the affected houses, and rents of Rs 5000 per month in the rural and Rs 10000 in the urban areas to affected people since they have not shifted to their new houses.

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