Nagaland received INR 130.73 crore from NDRF for two-year period
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Aug. 27: For the two financial years of 2018-19 and 2019-20, the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) received INR 130.73 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). This was stated by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who is also the minister in charge of NSDMA, during the recent assembly session.
Further, the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) received INR 11 crore. The breakup was stated to be for relief compensation caused by natural calamities, which is 45% capacity building; training on disaster management is 15%; 10% procurement of equipment for search and rescue; 10% state specific relief compensation for disaster within the context of Nagaland; and 20% administrative cost of NSDMA.
Aapda Mitra, which is a pilot project funded by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for training of volunteers, received INR 22.70 lakh while the Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPex), which is conducted annually in each districts, and state, received a total of INR 12 lakh.