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Flood Damage: Kerala Sought Rs. 4,700 Cr as Compensation from Central Government

The state government submits a detailed memorandum indicating sector-wise details of damage and requirement of funds for relief operations of immediate nature.

The Kerala government has sent a memorandum to the Home Ministry giving details about the loss of human life, properties, infrastructure and crops and sought about Rs 4,700 crore as compensation, a senior government official said.

In case of any natural calamity beyond the coping capacity of a state, the state government submits a detailed memorandum indicating sector-wise details of damage and requirement of funds for relief operations of immediate nature. Accordingly, the Kerala government sent the memorandum, the official said.

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As per the existing guidelines, the central government will soon send an Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) for an on-the-spot assessment of damage and the additional requirement of funds.

The IMCT report will be considered by the Sub-Committee of National Executive Committee (SC-NEC) headed by the Union home secretary in conformity with the norms and then by a high-level committee, chaired by the home minister for approving the quantum of additional assistance from the NDRF.

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