Nitish seeks Rs 7,636 cr assistance from Centre as against Rs. 500 crore announced as primary assistance by Modi The Government of Bihar has sent a memorandum to the Centre seeking an assistance of Rs 7,636 crore on account of floods in 19 districts of the state that claimed 514 lives and left behind a trail of destruction.The Centre will send an inter-ministerial team for on-the-spot assessment of the situation ,without any delay, as informed by the sources. The same will be headed by Mukesh Mittal, the joint secretary in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
The team will include representatives from the ministries of agriculture and farmers welfare, finance, rural development, drinking water and sanitation, road transport and highways and water resources.
Kumar has been quoted saying, “A memorandum of Rs 7,636 crore prepared with pragmatic approach has been send to the Centre for assistance to carry rehabilitation and restoration work in 19 districts that faced inundation.
The memorandum, incorporating details of damage to crops, houses, damaged roads and other items, has been prepared in a pragmatic manner and not like a thick piece of document consisting of impractical details,” he said.
As per reports, Prime Minister, after conducting an aerial survey of flood-hit districts of Purnea, Kisanganj, Araria and Katihar on August 26 had immediately announced assistance of Rs 500 crore and promised more financial assistance after getting reports of damage caused.