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  • US apologizes for desecration of Mahatma Gandhi's statue
  • Jitendra Awhad asks Kerala CM to punish culprits involved in elephant killing
  • 60-year-old man dies due to COVID-19 in Kashmir, death toll rises to 35 in J&K
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  • PM condoles demise of Basu Chatterjee
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  • Tokyo Governor Yuriko says Games could be streamlined
  • India adopted draconian lockdown, it flattened GDP curve instead of COVID-19: Rajiv Bajaj
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  • Bukhari welcomes revocation of PSA against Shah Faesal, demands release of Mehbooba, Sagar, Naeem
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MHA allocates Rs 11,092 Cr fund under SDRMF to mitigate lockdown impact

New Delhi, Apr 3 (UNI) The Union Home Ministry on Friday allocated Rs 11,092 crore under State Disaster Risk Management Fund (SDRMF) to all states to mitigate the lockdown impact.
The Centre's move comes after the assurance given by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his video conference meeting with the Chief Ministers on Thursday.
The Central Government has released in advance its share of first installment of State Disaster Risk Management Fund for the year 2020-21, amounting to Rs 11,092 crores, with a view to augment funds available with the state governments.
With a view to make available additional funds to the states for taking preventive and mitigation measures for containment of COVID-19, the Union Home Ministry on March 14 has already made a special dispensation for utilization of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).
This fund was allowed to be utilised for setting up quarantine facilities, sample collection and screening; setting up additional testing laboratories, cost of consumables; purchase of personal protection equipments for healthcare, municipal, police and fire authorities; purchase of thermal scanners, ventilators, air purifiers, and consumables for government hospitals.
Centre is sensitive to the need for providing food and shelter to homeless people including migrant labourers, who are stranded due to lockdown measures. Accordingly on March 28, the Home Ministry allowed the States Government to use SDRF for this purpose also.
The Central Government is extending all necessary support to the States in a timely manner to deal with an unprecedented global crisis which is declared to be a 'pandemic' by World Health Organization.
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