Centre enhances its contribution in State Disaster Response Fund from 75% to 90%

Union Government has enhanced its contribution in State Disaster Response fund (SDRF) from 75% to 90%. Now, Central government will contribute 90% and all States will contribute 10% to the SDRF. With this enhancement Central Government’s additional contribution in SDRF will be Rs. 1690.35 crore for the year 2018-19 and Rs. 1774.67 crore for the financial year 2019-20.

State Disaster Response Fund

Under Disaster Management Act 2005, a financial mechanism has been set up by way of National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) at national level and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) at state level to meet rescue and relief expenditure during any notified disaster.
SDRF has been constituted in each State in which Centre, so far, had been contributing 75% for General Category States and 90% for Special Category States of hilly regions every year. SDRF is resource available to States to meet expenses of relief operations of immediate nature, for range of specified disasters.
At any point, State Government has fair amount of funds available under SDRF. In case of any natural calamity beyond coping capacity of State, additional financial assistance is provided by Central Government from NDRF as per norms in which 100% funding is by Central Government.

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