Ministry of Home Affairs

Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah says, I pray for the safety and well-being of all those affected by Severe Cyclonic Storm Michaung in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu


Shri Amit Shah says, Government stands with the affected people in this crucial hour and will ensure the situation normalizes at the earliest

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approves the first urban flood mitigation project of Rs. 561.29 crore, NDMF, for ‘Integrated Urban Flood Management activities for Chennai Basin Project’

Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation says it also includes Central assistance of Rs. 500 crore, and, this mitigation project will help make Chennai flood-resilient

This is the first in a series of urban flood mitigation efforts and will help develop a broader framework for urban flood management

To help the state Governments with the management of relief necessitated by the Severe cyclonic storm Michaung, PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji directed MHA to release in advance the central share of 2nd installment of SDRF of Rs 493.60 crore to Andhra Pradesh and Rs 450 crore to Tamil Nadu

The centre had already released the 1st installment of the same amount to both States

Posted On: 07 DEC 2023 2:47PM by PIB Delhi

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the first urban flood mitigation project of Rs. 561.29 crore, under National Disaster Mitigation Fund (NDMF), for ‘Integrated Urban Flood Management activities for Chennai Basin Project’.

Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation in his posts on ‘X’ said that “Chennai is facing major floods, the third such occurring in the last eight years. We are witnessing more instances of metropolitan cities receiving excessive rainfall, leading to sudden flooding.  Guided by a pro-active approach, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji has approved the first urban flood mitigation project of Rs. 561.29 crore for ‘Integrated Urban Flood Management activities for Chennai Basin Project’ under the National Disaster Mitigation Fund (NDMF), which also includes Central assistance of Rs. 500 crore. This mitigation project will help make Chennai flood-resilient. This is the first in a series of urban flood mitigation efforts and will help develop a broader framework for urban flood management”.

Shri Amit Shah said that “Severe cyclonic storm Michaung has affected Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Though the extent of damage is varied, many areas of these states are inundated, thus affecting standing crops. To help the state Governments with the management of relief necessitated by the cyclonic storm, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to release in advance the central share of the 2nd installment of SDRF of Rs 493.60 crore to Andhra Pradesh and Rs 450 crore to Tamil Nadu. The centre had already released the 1st installment of the same amount to both States. I pray for the safety and well-being of all those affected. We stand with them in this crucial hour and will ensure the situation normalizes at the earliest”.

https://x.com/AmitShah/status/1732657441861452031?s=20

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