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Guj got no central funds for flood relief as demanded in 2015, '17

Press Trust of India  |  Gandhinagar 

The government today admitted in the that while the state demanded a Rs 2,094.92 crore flood relief package from the BJP-led central government last year, no funds had been received as of December.

The BJP government in the state also said that it had demanded Rs 4,473.47 crore as a relief package after the 2015 floods, but no funds were given.

MLA Chandanji Thakor had sought to know whether the Centre alloted any funds for flood-relief as demanded by the state.

Thakor, who represents Siddhpur seat of district, also asked whether these funds, if received, were alloted to Banaskantha and districts which were affected the most during last year's floods.

In his written reply, Revenue said no funds were alloted to the two districts, as the state government's demand for Rs 2,094.92 crore is "still under the consideration of the central government" as of December 2017.

To a similar question, Patel said though the had sought Rs 4,473.47 crore for flood relief in 2015, no funds were received even then.

MLA from Patan, Kirit Patel, had sought details of central funds received for relief following the floods in 2015.

The minister's written reply said the state demanded Rs 4,473.47 crore through a proposal sent in September 2015.

However, citing some criterion about disbursement of relief funds, the Centre informed in December 2015 that was not eligible to get the money, it said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 23:55 IST