The State Governments are primarily responsible for undertaking relief measures at ground level in the wake of natural disasters. The Government of India supplements the efforts of the State Governments by providing logistics and financial support. The financial relief in the various sectors is provided under the guideline of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), in accordance with the items & norms approved by the Government of India.
The Government of India has released 1stinstallment of the Central share of SDRF amounting to Rs. 228.15 crore, for the year 2017-18 to the State Government, on 28th June 2017. In addition, as reported by State Accountant General (AG) of Assam, an amount of Rs. 2790.65 crore is available in SDRF account as on 1st April 2017 for management of relief necessitated by notified natural disasters in the affected areas.
The Central Government has been extending full support to the Government of Assam by providing timely logistics and financial support to supplement the efforts of the State Government for meeting the situation effectively in the wake of natural disasters during 2017. The logistics support provided includes IAF helicopters, Army column and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Teams along with necessary machineries & equipments.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to question by Sh. D.P.Tripathi in the Rajya Sabha today.