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State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF)

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  • September 24, 2020
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State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Disaster Management

In news

  • Recently, the limit of using the State Disaster Response Fund for COVID-19 specific infrastructure has been increased from 35% to 50%. 
  • The decision will help States have more finances at their disposal to fight the virus.

Important value additions

The State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF)

  • It was constituted under Section 48 (1) (a) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
  • It is the primary fund available with State Governments for responses to notified disasters.
  • The Central Government contributes 75% of SDRF allocation for general category States/UTs and 90% for special category States/UTs (NE States, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir). 

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