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15th Finance Commission recommends natural calamity status to river erosion in Assam

15th Finance Commission recommends natural calamity status to river erosion in Assam
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Guwahati, May 30 (PTI) The 15th Finance Commission has

recommended natural calamity status to river erosion in Assam.

In a statement, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said

the state government had sent a letter to the 15th Finance

Commission requesting it for granting adequate compensatory

measures towards relief and rehabilitation of erosion-hit

people and consider erosion as a natural calamity.

In response to Assam governments letter, the 15th

Finance Commission accorded river erosion as a natural

calamity and recommended for adequate compensation including

rehabilitation under SDRF and NDRF.

The Central Government has asked the state to submit a

detailed report incorporating the details of those people in

the state who were rendered landless and homeless due to

erosion, Sonowal said, adding that his government is preparing

a detailed report on it to be submitted to the Centre.

He also exuded confidence that this would ultimately

bring to an end to the long pending problem that the people of

Assam have been going through owning to erosion.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given importance to

the flood and erosion issues of the state, he said, adding

that this has affected a phenomenal increase of Rs 772 crore

under SDRF and the state has already received Rs 386 crore.

Besides flood and erosion, the state government has

released a substantial amount to look after other calamities

that the districts might go through.

He also said that necessary instructions have been

given to the district administrations for providing quality

food, medicines, baby food, fodder, to the flood and erosion

hit people living in the relief camps. PTI ESB

RG RG


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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