Funds allocated to State Disaster Risk Management Fund

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  • April 4, 2020
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Funds allocated to State Disaster Risk Management Fund

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Disaster management; GS-II – Centre – State Relations

In News:

  • Union Minister of Home Affairs (MHA) approved the release of ₹11,092 crore under the State Disaster Risk Management Fund (SDRMF) to all the States to take measures for containment of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The funds were allocated to the States on the recommendation of the 15th Finance Commission.
  • It was also reiterated to the State Chief Secretaries to ensure that exceptions with regard to farming operations, be allowed under the 21-day lockdown while maintaining Social Distancing. 

Important value additions:

State Disaster Risk Management Fund (SDRF) 

  • It is the primary fund available with State Governments for responses to notified disasters to meet expenditure for providing immediate relief to the victims. 
  • Centre contributes 75% of SDRF allocation for general category States and Union Territories and 90% for special category States (North East States, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir). 

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