Sikkim to get Rs. 87.84 crore as NDRF assistance

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Sikkim to get Rs. 87.84 crore as NDRF assistance

SE Report
The landslide-affected State of Sikkim will get an additional central assistance of Rs.87.84 crore.
A high-level committee headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah today approved the release of nearly Rs. 4,382 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to six States including Sikkim as central assistance for the natural calamities they faced this year.  The other States to receive the fundare West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
In all the six States, the Central government had deputed Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) immediately after the calamities, without waiting for the receipt of memorandum from the affected State governments, informs a PIB release.
In addition, during the financial year 2020-21, till date, the Central government has released Rs. 15,524.43 crore to 28 States from the SDRF, the statement added.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi