According to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is requesting an advance fund from the NDRF to assist the impacted people, as many as 30,000 to 40,000 homes were damaged in Assam as a result of the recent catastrophic floods.
During a meeting here on Friday night, Sarma explained this to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and asked for centralized assistance.
According to a statement released by the government on Saturday, the chief minister informed the home minister that the downpour had damaged between 30,000 and 40,000 homes.
Sarma asked Shah to disburse a portion of the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) in advance for the rehabilitation of flood victims whose homes had been severely or completely destroyed.
In a later interview with journalists, Sarma explained that since the central committee that assessed the flood situation had classified Assam’s flood as “serious,” he had asked the NDRF for an advance fund so that the state could assist those whose homes had been harmed by the inundation.
The entrance to the Center is always open. There is a surplus of money. We will receive the necessary monies no matter what we demonstrate rationally and legally, he assured.
According to the chief minister, the union home ministry gave him the assurance that it will seriously consider his request for the prompt release of the advance money from the NDRF.
Sarma stated that rather than requesting packages of money, the state administration will provide an accurate image of the amount of the flood damage in order to receive the proper funding.