CM’s foreign travel to raise flood relief fund; Expense Rs. 4.24 lakhs, nothing so far as income
Friday 7 June 2019 2:56 AM UTC
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM June 7: In a question raised by V.T. Balram on Chief Minister foreign travel expense, the CM replied that a combined total of Rs 4, 24,691 was spent which includes flight charge and DA.
The CM made a trip to the UAE requesting financial aid from NRIs for rebuilding flood hit Kerala. In the questions raised by C.F. Thomas, P.J. Joseph, Mons Joseph and Dr. N. Jayaraj on the funds received so far from the NRIs, the CM replied that nothing has been received so far.
Funds received so far from other states:
Nagaland: 1 crore
Odisha: 10 crores
Mizoram: 2 crores
Himachal Pradesh: 5 crores
Gujarat: 10 crores
West Bengal: 10 crores
Jammu Kashmir: 13 crores
Uttar Pradesh: 15 crores
Andhra Pradesh: 20 crores
Telangana: 25 crores
Till January 22, Rs 3229.25 crores was received in CMDRF. Funds distributed:
As immediate relief for 7,47,475 families, Rs 502.21 crores was given. Rs 869.79 crores were given as compensation for houses that incurred losses. For Care Home project that constructs new houses, Rs 44.92 crores were granted.
Apart from this, 6,85,184 families were given immediate assistance of Rs 10,000. For farmers, Rs 65 crores were granted.
In addition to this, the fund was spent on disaster relief camps, rehabilitation and other forms of disaster relief.
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