Union Residence Minister Amit Shah on Friday accepted the discharge of Rs 11,092 crore to all states beneath the State Catastrophe Danger Administration Fund (SDRMF) for organising quarantine services and arranging different services for checking the unfold of coronavirus.
The Residence Ministry mentioned the fund has been accepted following assurance given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chief ministers throughout his video convention on Thursday.
The house minister has accepted the discharge of Rs 11,092 crore beneath SDRMF to all states, a ministry assertion mentioned.
The centre has launched prematurely its share of the primary installment of SDRMF for 2020-21 amounting to Rs 11,092 crore with a view to reinforce funds obtainable with the state governments.
This fund is allowed to be utilised for organising quarantine services, pattern assortment and screening; organising further testing laboratories, price of consumables; buy of non-public safety gear for healthcare, municipal, police and hearth authorities; buy of thermal scanners, ventilators, air purifiers, and consumables for presidency hospitals, the assertion mentioned.
The house ministry mentioned with a view to make obtainable further funds to the state governments for taking preventive and mitigation measures for the containment of COVID-19, the central authorities on March 14 has already made a particular dispensation for utilisation of State Catastrophe Response Fund (SDRF).
The central authorities is delicate to the necessity for offering meals and shelter to homeless individuals together with migrant labourers, who’re stranded because of lockdown measures, the assertion mentioned.
The central authorities on March 28 had requested the state governments and union territory administrations to utilise state catastrophe response funds, the place Rs 29,000 crore has been allotted for the subsequent fiscal, for offering meals and shelter to migrant employees hit by the 21-day lockdown.
The central authorities, beneath the management of the prime minister is extending all vital assist to the states in a well timed method to take care of an unprecedented world disaster which is asserted to be a “pandemic” by the World Well being Organisation, the assertion mentioned.