No financial help yet for PM's Gujarat for floods post 2014

Thousands spent on aerial surveys by Prime Minister Modi during the last flood Gujarat in 2017 went down the drains as the centre failed to keep the request from the state for a package of Rs 2094.92 crores for flood affected areas in Banaskantha and Patan areas of Gujarat. The matter is still under consideration at the top level in New Delhi.

No financial help yet for PMs Gujarat for floods post 2014

Thousands spent on aerial surveys by Prime Minister Modi during the last flood Gujarat in 2017 went down the drains as the centre failed to keep the request from the state for a package of Rs 2094.92 crores for flood affected areas in Banaskantha and Patan areas of Gujarat. The matter is still under consideration at the top level in New Delhi.

Home turf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to be ignored at the highest level of bureaucracy now. The promises made are not being kept and the demands of the state government are not being given a patient hearing. The torrential rain, created an havoc in the said areas in 2017, was even visited by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who then made an aerial survey of the affected areas along with the Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

PM Modi after returning to the national capital also announced in front of the media of providing all possible help. But till date, the matters pertaining to financial help or relief is still under consideration. This was informed by Gujarat Revenue Minister recently while answering a question in the Vidhan Sabha. The minister also informed that the Gujarat Government in 2017, asked the centre to provide a financial assistance of Rs 2094.92 crores as flood relief.

So far, he answered to the query that not a single rupee has been allocated by the centre to the state of Gujarat And this was not the first instance of denial of financial help to the state after PM Modi took over.

Responding to another query in written, the revenue minister answered that it had in September 2015 put in a request to provide Gujarat state with Rs. 4493.49 as a financial relief package for the flood affected regions in June-July 2015.

Interestingly, the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) high level committee met on November 11th, 2015 approved a sum of Rs. 561.82 crore for the state but with several riders which made Gujarat ineligible for the relief package. Hence no assistance was provided even then.