Centre's support to the flood-hit areas

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Centre's support to the flood-hit areas
New Delhi:  Here is the statewise position of logistic support provided by the government of India:

 Andhra Pradesh:

 Logistic support provided by the Government of India:

  • 694 water rescue trained personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) along with 173 inflatable motorised boats have been deployed in the districts of Kurnool, Krishna and Mehboobnagar for rescue and relief operations.

  •  In addition, a team of 19 water rescue trained personnel and 20 inflatable boats from Palam airbase is being airlifted to Vijaywada (Krishna district).

 Logistic support provided by the Ministry of Defence:

 Army

  • 07 Columns deployed for rescue and relief. In addition, three medical teams also deployed - one each in Karnool, Mahboobnagar and Vijaywada districts.
Navy

  • 12 diving teams along with Geminies boat have been deployed
  • Four additional diving teams deployed in Vijaywada
  • Five Naval helicopters are on stand by at Vishakhapatnam to be deployed at Vijaywada
Air

  • A total of two IL-76 aircraft, four AN-32 aircraft and 14 helicopters deployed for rescue and relief operations in the affected areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
Allocation and release of Calamity Relief Fund  (CRF): 

  • An amount of Rs 418.22 crore has been allocated in the CRF for the State of Andhra Pradesh for the year 2009-10, comprising Rs 313.66 crore as central contribution and Rs 104.56 crore as state contribution. The first installment of Central share of CRF amounting to Rs 156.83 crore has already been released. The second installment of the same amount is required to be released in December 2009.
Karnataka

Logistic support provided by the government of India:

  • 249 water rescue trained personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) along with 73 inflatable motorised boats deployed in the districts of Bagalkote, Raichur, Gadag and Bijapur for rescue and relief operations.
  • In addition, 250 water rescue trained personnel and 60 inflatable boats of NDRF from Gandhinagar are in readiness to be airlifted based on the operational requirement and availability of the aircraft.
Logistic support provided by the Ministry of Defence:

Army

  • Three columns and one medical team deployed and one column kept stand by
Navy

  • Four diving teams deployed in Gadag and Karwar
  • In addition, one contingent of one officer and 21 other ranks deployed in Karwar for rescue operation.
Air

  • A total of two IL-76 aircrafts, four AN-32 aircraft and 14 helicopters deployed for rescue and relief operations in the affected areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
Allocation and release of Calamity Relief Fund (CRF):

  • An amount of Rs 139.36 crore has been allocated in the CRF for the State of Karnataka for the year 2009-10, comprising Rs 104.52 crore as Central contribution and Rs 34.84 crore as state contribution. The first installment of Central share of CRF amounting to Rs 52.26 crore has already been released. The second installment of the same amount is required to be released in December 2009.
Measures taken by Ministry of Defence:

  • In order to have effective coordination for rescue and relief operations by Armed forces, Ministry of Defence has established two Relief Coordination Cells - one at Air Force Training Command, Bangalore and the second at Andhra Sub Area (Hyderabad) under Sub-Area Commander. The cells are functional with effect from October 3.
Monitoring by Ministry of Home Affairs:

  • Senior Officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs are in constant touch with the state authorities and other agencies. The situation is being monitored on round the clock basis by the Control Room, Ministry of Home Affairs.
Also see: Air Force to NDTV about rescue operations
 

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