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Assam Receives Rs 8,000 Crores for Disaster Management Schemes: Amit Shah Announces Funding


Assam Disaster Management Schemes Funding

During a meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Jogen Mohan, the Assam Cabinet Minister for Disaster Management, revealed that the Centre has allocated a substantial amount of Rs 8,000 crores for three major disaster management schemes. Addressing reporters at a press conference following the meeting, Mohan highlighted the importance of preparedness and early alerts to minimize the impact of disasters.


Speaking about the allocation, Mohan stated, "The home minister has advised us on ways to minimize disasters. We need to be proactive and well-prepared for any kind of emergencies. The Centre has allocated Rs 8,000 crores for this purpose, benefiting all states."


Union Home Minister Amit Shah, during the meeting, made a noteworthy announcement regarding the three significant disaster management schemes, with a combined worth of Rs 8,000 crores. The schemes aim to enhance disaster response and mitigation across the country.


Shah revealed that a project worth Rs 5,000 crores has been earmarked to expand and modernize fire services throughout India. Additionally, a project worth Rs 2,500 crores has been designated to reduce the risk of urban flooding in seven highly populated metros, including Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Pune. Furthermore, a National Landslide Risk Mitigation Scheme, amounting to Rs 825 crores, will be implemented in 17 states and Union Territories.


Shah elaborated, "To modernize and expand fire brigade services, each state will receive assistance of around Rs 5,000 crores. We have formulated a detailed plan, which will be shared with you. To mitigate the risks of urban floods in major cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Pune, a sum of Rs 2,500 crores will be provided. We will also share the comprehensive plan with you."


In addition to these initiatives, the central government will allocate approximately Rs 825 crores to address landslides in 17 states, emphasizing the importance of proactive measures to safeguard vulnerable regions.


This significant funding underscores the government's commitment to disaster management and its efforts to strengthen emergency response capabilities across the nation.

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