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Home min approves release of disaster mitigation funds for UP, Punjab, Goa

Home min approves release of disaster mitigation funds for UP, Punjab, Goa

New Delhi, Sep 30 (UNI) Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday approved the release of Rs. 488.00 crore as Central share of the State Disaster Mitigation Fund (SDMF) to the three States of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Goa for the year 2021-22, for undertaking mitigation activities as per guidelines issued by the Central Government.
The Home Ministry said in a statement the Central Government has allocated Rs. 32,031crore for the SDMF and Rs 13,693 crore for the National Disaster Mitigation Fund (NDMF) for the years 2021-22 to 2025-26, based on the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission.
"These mitigation funds are to be used for undertaking mitigation activities, involving local level and community based interventions, which will reduce the risks from disasters and promote environment friendly settlements and livelihood practices," the Home Ministry said.

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