Uttarakhand government today effected a nearly three-fold hike in the amount given as one-time relief to families which lose their homes in natural disasters, revising the amount from Rs 2,700 to Rs 8,000.
Major changes are in the offing in the way the PM`s National Relief Fund is managed as Prime Minister Narendra Modi today directed that the Gujarat model should be emulated in selection of beneficiaries.
Funds from the Chief Minister`s Relief Fund may be utilised for emergency measures to tackle the drought-like situation due to the scanty rainfall in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here today.
Nepal today agreed to set up a relief fund for the victims of mountain disasters and appealed to Sherpas not to launch an agitation as it could cripple tourism industry, the country`s main forex earner.
TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday alleged that the Centre has short-changed people from Seemandhra region by not providing enough financial assistance to them in the wake of cyclones that affected the region recently.
Vigilance sleuths quizzed corpoartors of Cuttack Municipal Corporation(CMC) and officials allegedly involved in the looting of cyclone relief for the third day on Wednesday and recorded their statements.
Himachal Pradesh government will seek immediate central assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for relief and restoration work in rain-ravaged Kinnaur district and other affected areas of the state, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said.
Abiding by the Railway Board`s decision not to charge any money on relief materials to Uttarakhand for 15 days, the East Central Railway zone is facilitating transportation of relief items to the Himalayan state.
On the eve of Holi, the Jammu and Kashmir government today released Rs 22.45 crore for meeting the requirement of funds on account of salary and honorarium of Aaganwadi workers and helpers in the State.