Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
20-December-2011 18:41 IST
Relief Fund for Andaman & Nicobar Islands
The total funds available with Lt. Governor under LG’s Relief Fund in Andaman & Nicobar Islands is Rs. 5,5391,554.61/-. (Rupees Five Crore Fifty Three Lakh Ninty One Thousand Four Hundred Fifty Four and Paisa Sixty One Only).

2. The amount sanctioned for Accidental Death was Rupees Thirty Five Thousand, Natural Death – Rupees Five Lakh (including unnatural death), Attacked by crocodile is Rupees Three Lakh and Partial disability & medical refer cases – Rupees Four Lakh Eight Five Thousand only.

The existing guidelines for sanctioning of relief fund are as under:

(i) To grant financial assistance to poor and indigent, providing medical relief to the very needy persons, to give reward in recognition of acts of valour/ bravery at the personal risk of the individual, to assist the bereaved families of the persons who are killed/attacked by any of the hostile tribes residing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands or person attacked or killed by wild crocodiles or elephants and financial assistance to any sportsman who has won a national or international award in the field of sports and to any talented youth of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the field of education who has secured a top rank in an All India Examination.

(ii) To grant relief in cases of privation and also to those affected by fire, flood, earthquake, cyclone, sea erosion and similar other natural calamities.

(iii) To grant relief to the culture and charitable institutions of public nature who are affected by such calamities and whose financial position does not enable them to repair the damages caused to the property and redeem them to their normal condition.

The time taken for sanction of relief fund varies from case to case.

This was stated by Minister of State for Home, Shri Mullappally Ramachandran in response to a Question in Lok Sabha today.


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