Guwahati : Taking stock of the tense situation of the rising flood condition in Assam which has affected more than 2 lakh people till date, the centre has released a fund of Rs 1201.36 crore to the Assam government under the Flood Management Programme (FMP) among 141 projects costing Rs 2383.11 crore, two-time MP from Haryana, Rattan Lal Kataria informed to a question raised by Dhubri MP Badruddin Ajmal at the Parliament.
Centre releases funds for Assam Flood mitigation
Kataria informed the House that the government, through its flood management programme (FMP), launched in its XI Plan to help the state government take up flood-related work has since been providing financial assistance.
During the XI Plan, 100 projects with an estimated cost of Rs 996.14 crore were approved , while during the XII Plan, 41 projects with an estimated cost of Rs 1.386.97 crore were approved.
The Centre has released funds to the state government of Assam for flood mitigation
The Minister of State for Jal Shakti has stated that the central funds released for anti-erosion has been channelized to the State Water Resources department-North Eastern Council, Non-Lapsable Central Pool of resources, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and so on.