Hyderabad: The Union government has sanctioned Rs 224.50 crore under State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to help the rescue and rehabilitation efforts in the flood devastated Hyderabad and to support the farmers who lost their crops due to heavy rains and consequent inundation across the State.
The fund which was due for release during February-March 2021 will be released now following the personal interference by Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy to ensure Telangana government have sufficient funds to undertake relief and rehabilitation work, a press here on Saturday said. Kishan Reddy is said to have held several discussions with officials concerned and sent a detailed report to the PMO explaining the situation.
A Union government team already visited Hyderabad to take stock of the flood situation and assess the damage and the report of the team is awaited. Once the report comes, the Union government will consider allocations for a comprehensive flood-relief package for the entire State, the statement said.
Kishan Reddy thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the prompt response for early release of funds under disaster management. Recently the Union government had sanctioned Rs 202 crore for repair and maintenance of roads damaged by the floods and heavy rains.
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