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Assam CM seeks Rs 500 crore flood assistance from Prime Minister

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Rs 500 crore assistance for the flood-hit state.



Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Rs 500 crore assistance for the flood-hit state.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Gogoi pleaded for Rs 500 crore to meet the emergent flood situation in the state.

He urged the Prime Minister for an immediate release of Rs 387 crore under the National Disaster Response Fund.

"I am given to understand that the sanctioned amount for Rs 387 crore under NDRF is to be adjusted against the unspent balance of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), which will be a grave injustice because the unspent balance of SDRF is committed against projects already sanctioned and we, in fact, need more funds to meet the committed liabilities," Gogoi said.

The CM requested Modi to release the Central share of Rs 257 crore against Flood Management Programme (FMP) schemes taken up under the 11th Plan for which the state government has already released its share.

The Chief Minister further pleaded for release of the Central share for Rs 1,016 crore for FMP schemes under the 12th Plan.

From Zee News

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