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Financial assistance for the State of Karnataka and Bihar

Published on October 05, 2019
Current context: Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah has approved the advance release of Rs.400 crore and Rs.1200 crore to the State of Bihar and Karnataka respectively, from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
Financial assistance for the State of Karnataka and Bihar
  • The Ministry has further approved the advance release of 2nd instalment of centre’s share of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) amounting to Rs.213.75 crore to the State of Bihar for the year 2019-20.
  • During the South West Monsoon 2019, 13 States have been affected from unprecedented floods/landslide.
  • Ministry of Home Affairs constituted Inter Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) for 13 States. IMCTs has submitted the interim report in respect of Bihar and Karnataka.
  • A State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) has been constituted for each State.
  • 75% of the SDRF fund is contributed by the Central Government and for General Category States and 90% for North-Eastern and Hilly States in each allocation year.
  • The first relief expenditure charge is on SDRF and in the cases of severe calamities, it is supplemented from NDRF.

Question: 

Q.1 What is the Centre’s contribution to the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for the General Category States?
a. 60%
b. 75%
c. 80%
d. 85%
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