The High Level Committee, chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, has approved financial assistance for 6 states of the country affected by hurricanes, floods and landslides. These states include the names of West Bengal, Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Sikkim which have been given a fund of Rs 4,381.88 crore. This year there was an outbreak of floods and landslides in these states in addition to cyclonic storms enfen and nature.
The High Level Commission headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah has approved additional central assistance to 6 states under the National Disaster Management Fund. After this approval, 6 states of the country will be given Rs 4,381.88 crore. Rs 2,707.77 crore has been given to West Bengal affected by cyclonic storm Enfen and Rs 128.23 crore to Odisha. At the same time, Maharashtra will be given assistance of Rs 268.59 crore for the storm.
Karnataka, which has suffered floods and landslides during the south-west monsoon, will get Rs 577.84 crore, Madhya Pradesh will get Rs 611.61 crore and Sikkim will get Rs 87.84 crore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the affected states of West Bengal and Odisha on 22 May 2020 after the devastation of cyclonic storm Anfan, during which he announced financial assistance of Rs 1,000 crore to West Bengal and Rs 500 crore to Odisha. Soon after, this financial assistance was provided on 23 May.
Apart from this, the Prime Minister had announced a sum of Rs 2 lakh for the families of the deceased and a compensation of Rs 50 thousand for the injured. Immediately after these disasters, inter-ministerial central teams were formed by the central government in all 6 states for relief. Apart from this, during the financial year 2020-21, till date, the central government has been given Rs 15,524.43 crore to 28 states.