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Centre releases Rs 414 crore, Rs 552 crore to cyclone Bulbul affected West Bengal, Odisha

MoS for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that the Central government has released Rs 414.90 crore and Rs 552 crore to the cyclone Bulbul affected states of West Bengal and Odisha respectively under State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). As on 1st April, 2019, Rs. 447.52 crore is available with State of Odisha and Rs. 264.70 crore is available with State of West Bengal under their State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). Further, during the year 2019-20, central share amounting to Rs. 414.90 crore to West Bengal and Rs. 552.00 crore to Odisha has already been released under SDRF by the Central Government. Additional financial assistance is extended from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) as per the laid down procedure, Reddy said in a reply on providing relief package and other assistance to the affected States by the Central government. Based on preliminary estimate, State Government of West Bengal has reported loss of 11 human lives and 35.57 lakh ..


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