Chief Minister Kamal Nath met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday in New Delhi. Shri Nath informed the Union Home Minister about the damage caused due to floods in many districts due to excessive rainfall in the state. The Chief Minister said that the Central Government should soon release a relief amount of Rs 6621.28 crore from the National Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate help to the farmers and other affected people.
Chief Minister Kamal Nath said in the memorandum submitted to the Home Minister that more than 55 lakh farmers and common people have been affected due to the floods. Infrastructure is also severely damaged. Shri Nath informed that the state has received more than 46 percent of normal rainfall. 20 out of 52 districts of the state have received 60 percent more rainfall than normal. All the crops of the farmers have suffered heavy losses. The Chief Minister demanded from the Center to categorize the tragedy due to heavy rains in the state as a serious disaster.
Chief Minister Kamal Nath met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday in New Delhi.
It is noteworthy that in the past, on 4 October 2019, Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath had also given details of the damage caused by floods and floods to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. On the request of Shri Kamal Nath, the Prime Minister got the Central Study Team re-assessed the damage caused by excess rainfall. The study team submitted its report to the central government, taking stock of the damage caused in 16 districts of the state between October 14 and 16.
The Chief Minister said that after the assessment, now the Central Government should immediately give relief amount to the State Government so that all the affected people, especially the farmers, can be compensated. Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah assured the Chief Minister of all possible help.