With Assam battling pre monsoon flooding, the Modi Government has released an advance of Rs 324 Crore from SDRF .An order issued by the Finance Ministry on May 25 stated, “Keeping in view of the damage caused by floods and landslides in many parts of the State during the first of 2022, the amount is being released to the state government in advance on the recommendation received from Ministry of Home Affairs.”

Assam Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Grateful to Adarniya Pradhan Mantri Shri @narendramodi ji & Adarniya Griha Mantri Shri @amitshah ji for releasing an advance of Rs 324 cr from SDRF to help Assam deal with the ongoing flood situation. The funds will ensure timely relief & rehabilitation of affected citizens.”

The flood this year has hit many parts of Assam and affected almost 3.46 lakh people and 247 villages. According to the reports of ASDMA, it was discussed that to accelerate an effective damage assessment, IMCT members will be divided into two groups for visiting the relevant affected districts.

Now, the team leader Ravinesh Kumar, FA, NDMA, Anjali Maurya, Assistant Director, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Adelbert Sungi, Regional Officer, Ministry of Road Transport and accompanied by P. Vijay Bhaskar Reddy, IAS, Jt. Secretary and Jt. CEO, ASDMA will visit the Cachar and Dima Hasao districts on 27 and 28 May, 2022. A total of 47,139.12 hectares of crop areas have been affected and 295 relief camps and 70 relief distribution centres have been opened in all affected areas. A total of 66,836 inmates are staying in these centres.

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