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Tag: Sdrf

Amarnath yatra: NDRF, SDRF personnel getting special training to join mountain rescue teams
Amarnath yatra: NDRF, SDRF personnel getting special training to join mountain rescue teams

A total of 13 highly professional instructors, including two more Everesters' -- selection grade constables Nazir Ahmad and Falil Singh -- are involved in the training of the selected batches. The training centre remains open for six months from November-December, Singh said.

Union Minister Amit Shah Approves Release Of 2nd Instalment Of State Disaster Relief Fund
Union Minister Amit Shah Approves Release Of 2nd Instalment Of State Disaster Relief Fund

Shah has approved the release of the second instalment of the central share of the SDRF amounting to Rs 7,274.40 crore, in advance, to 23 states, the statement said.

Mahananda boat capsize death toll rises to 8, over 20 missing

Katihar/Malda: The death toll in the boat capsize in Mahananda river bordering West Bengal and Bihar rose to eight on Saturday after four more bodies were recovered by rescue teams, a police officer said. The bodies of four men were fished out from the river at Chanchal area in Malda district of West Bengal on […]

11 killed as heavy rain lash Pune

Pune: At least 11 persons have been killed in various rain-related incidents in the city and surroundings since late Wednesday, officials said here on Thursday. According to the State and District Disaster Controls, at least five persons were washed away in flood waters in Shivapur. A wall crashed in Arnyshwar Complex killing six more, while […]

14 More Bodies Recovered From Godavari, Toll Mounts To 26

Rajahmundry: The death toll in Sunday’s boat tragedy in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari restrict rose to 26 with rescue workers on Tuesday pulling out 14 bodies from the Godavari river, officials said. About 20 people are still missing as the search operation continued around the accident site and downstream for the third consecutive day. The tourist […]

Flash flood in Odisha: SRC seeks damage assessment report from 9 collectors 

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi has asked the Collectors of nine districts to submit a report on damage caused due to heavy rainfall that triggered flash flood in several parts of the State. The SRC directed the Collectors of–Bolangir, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangur, Rayagada and Sambalpur districts to submit a […]

Centre not implementing FC recommendation on sanction of funds under SDRF: Pujari

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari on Monday said the state government has strongly protested the Centre’s act of “not implementing” the Finance Commission recommendation on sanction of funds under SDRF. Pujari said this in the Assembly while replying a question of BJD member Ashwini Kumar Patra. He said though the 14th Finance Commission had […]

Cyclone Vayu: NCMC takes stock of preparatory measures

New Delhi: The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) chaired by Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha on Tuesday reviewed the preparedness for cyclone “Vayu”, which is likely to hit Gujarat on Thursday. The meeting followed Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) prediction that cyclone Vayu is likely to hit the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and […]

'Cyclone Fani took 64 lives, damaged Rs 6643 cr worth public property in Odisha'

Bhubaneswar: While 64 people died, the total loss to public property caused by cyclone Fani which hit Odisha on May 3 has been estimated to be Rs 6643.63 crore, as per the final damage assessment report released by the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC). As per the office of SRC, the total loss to public property […]

crop-loss pest infestation and drought hit
Odisha seeks changes in NDRF, SDRF norms

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today urged the Centre to enhance the quantum of assistance being given to farmers since they have been affected by drought as well as pest attack during this year’s Kharif season. Some districts of Odisha are facing drought situation due to deficient and uneven rainfall during Kharif-2017 and pest attacks in […]

Pest menace: Odisha announces Rs 137.52 crore input subsidy

Bhubaneswar: With debate raging over eligibility of sharecroppers to get compensation for crop loss following pest attack, Odisha government on Friday announced for Rs 137.52 crore agriculture input subsidy for the affected farmers. Farmers who have sustained crop loss of 33 percent and above will be eligible to get agriculture input subsidy which will be […]