Central Panel Okays Additional Aid Of Rs 128.23 Crore for Amphan-Hit Odisha

New Delhi: A high-level committee led by Union Home Minister Amit Shah has approved additional Central assistance of Rs 4,381.88 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to six states that were affected by cyclone, floods and landslides this year.

The additional funds include Rs 128.23 crore for Odisha that was struck by Cyclone Amphan in May. West Bengal has also received an additional assistance of Rs 2,707.77 crore for the same calamity.

For Cyclone Nisarga, Rs 268.59 crore has been approved for Maharashtra, according to media reports.

For floods and landslides during the South-West monsoon, Rs 577.84 crore has been approved for Karnataka, Rs 611.61 crore for Madhya Pradesh, and Rs 87.84 crore for Sikkim.

Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Odisha and West Bengal on May 22 in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan.

As announced by the PM, financial assistance amounting to Rs 1,000 crore for West Bengal and Rs 500 crore for Odisha were released in advance on May 23 for immediate relief activities.

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