Relief Fund

  • Nepal: Floods, landslides kill 240 people, India announces relief fund of NRs 48 million August 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: India announced a relief assistance of Nepali Rs 48 million for the victims of the recent floods and landslides that have hit different parts of Nepal, claiming over 240 lives in two weeks. "The government of India will provide Rs 30 million (NRs 48 million) assistance to the victims of...
  • No objection to assistance from PM, CM's relief fund: EC March 19, 2014

    Election Commission of India on Wednesday said it has no objection in the release of funds from Prime Minister's or Chief Minister's relief fund for the purpose of medical treatment of patients. However, it said that it should be ensured that beneficiaries or patients are selected by the concerned government officials...
  • Jharkhand compensates Rs 5 lakh to kin of 36 Uttarakhand floods victims January 11, 2014

    The Jharkhand government on Friday handed over Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of 36 victims of the June 2013 Uttarakhand disaster. "Chief Minister Hemant Soren handed over Rs.5 lakh each to the kin of 36 people who died in the the Uttarakhand disaster at a solemn programme held at...
  • BJP demands all party panel to oversee Uttarakhand relief package December 11, 2013

    BJP has demanded formation of an all-party monitoring committee to oversee spending of Rs 7,346 crore package sanctioned by the Centre for relief and rehabilitation of flood-hit Uttarakhand. An all-party monitoring committee was needed to prevent any embezzlement of funds meant for the rehabilitation of victims of the June tragedy, BJP...
  • Centre sanctions Rs 7,346 crore for flood-hit Uttarakhand December 10, 2013

    A Cabinet Committee headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday sanctioned Rs 7,346 crore for the relief and rehabilitation of flood-hit Uttarakhand. The decision was taken during a meeting held at the Prime Minister's official residence in New Delhi, according to a statement issued by the state government in Dehradun. Of...
  • Lord Paul praises handling of cyclone Phailin, to contribute Rs 25 lakh October 13, 2013

    Lord Swraj Paul on Sunday praised the Indian authorities for their superb handling of Cyclone Phailin and announced a contribution of Rs 25 lakhs for relief and rehabilitation of the affected people. "The efforts of the state and central authorities, including the defence forces, to limit the casualties was truly amazing. I...
  • IAF donates Rs 8.3 crore in PM's relief fund for rehabilitation of Uttarakhand flood victims October 9, 2013

    After having rescued over 23,000 people in disaster-hit Uttarakhand, the Indian Air Force has now contributed for their rehabilitation by donating Rs 8.33 crore in the Prime Minister's relief fund. The amount was collected by IAF through donation of a day's salary by its over 1.7 lakh officers and men deployed...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Andaman ~~amp; Nicobar residents contribute Rs 2.19 cr August 1, 2013

    People of Andaman and Nicobar Islands have contributed over Rs 2 crore to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for Uttarakhand relief and rehabilitation.  Officials said the Union Territory's Lt Governor Lt Gen (Retd) A K Singh handed over an amount of Rs 2.19 crore for the Prime Minister's National Relief...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Government school students contribute Rs 65,000 to PM relief fund July 29, 2013

    Students of a government school in Jalandhar have contributed Rs 65,000 to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for helping people affected by the Uttarakhand floods. "Students have raised a fund of Rs 65,000 with the help of teachers to contribute to the ongoing relief work in Uttarakhand," Amarjeet Kumar, a teacher...
  • Pranab to donate one month's salary for flood victims June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee wilL donate his one month's salary for the victims of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand. The President has asked the department concerned to send his one month's salary to Uttarakhand Chief Minister's relief fund, official sources said here on Thursday. The monthly salary of the President is Rs...
  • CISF to contribute 1 day's salary for Uttarakhand victims June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: More than 1.35 lakh personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday announced that they would contribute a day's salary to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to assist those affected by the Uttarakhand devastation. CISF Director General Rajiv had written to the Prime Minister Office (PMO) on...
  • Full text: PM's statement after an aerial survey of Uttarakhand June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, along with Congress President Sonia Gandhi, conducted aerial survey of Uttarakhand on Wednesday to asses the damage that has been caused due to torrential rains, which have led to massive landslides and floods in the northern state. Following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • Uttarakhand: PM announces Rs 145 cr as immediate relief June 19, 2013

    Dehradun: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, along with Congress President Sonia Gandhi, conducted aerial survey of Uttarakhand on Wednesday to asses the damage that has been caused due to torrential rains, which have led to massive landslides and floods in the northern state. PM Manmohan also announced Rs 145 crores as...
  • Punjab demands hike in state disaster relief fund May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Punjab on Monday demanded that the Centre should double the amount of compensation given under State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) for crop damaged beyond 50 per cent. The present limit of the compensation is Rs 6,000 per hectare. Keeping in view the rising input costs in agriculture and...
  • Maharashtra drought: Next 2 months very difficult, says CM April 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Describing the next two months as a very difficult period for the drought-affected areas of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said the state government was making all efforts to ensure adequate water supply to the affected areas. "Our water tankers will reach all villages and hamlets facing...
  • Assam flood relief fund misused: Human Rights panel July 23, 2012

    Guwahati: There is no end to the fight for survival due to the floods in Assam where over 75 people have died so far. An RTI query has now revealed that Rs 11,000 crore has been allocated for flood relief since 2005 and the Assam Human Rights Commission will now...
  • Puducherry: 6 years and no aid for 100 students March 31, 2012

    Puducherry: About 100 students from coastal villages in neighbouring Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu, studying in schools in Puducherry, have not been getting their educational allowance from the Tsunami Relief sanctioned by PMO for the past six years, a children's rights movement said in Puducherry on Saturday. MA Segar, convenor of...
  • Flash floods in quake-hit Sikkim, 116 dead September 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Just days after a massive earthquake hit Sikkim, the northeastern state was on Thursday hit by flash floods. The flash floods hit Lachung, located in north Sikkim district near China border, damaging at least two houses, including one Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) camp. As many as 100 people have...
  • Jaya defends Paramakudi police firing September 11, 2011

    Chennai: Defending the police firing at Paramakudi in Ramanthapuram district in which three persons were killed on Sunday, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa blamed some people for disrupting law and order "for their own political gains." "The protesters indulged in large-scale violence and torched police vehicles. Police opened fire in self defense and...
  • Obama pledges federal help for Irene recovery September 5, 2011

    Paterson: US President Barack Obama stood on a bridge overlooking the rain-swollen and fast-rushing Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey's third-largest city, and said on Sunday that the federal government would work to rebuild towns recovering from Hurricane Irene's wrath. The Passaic, which had washed over the bridge, swept through the...
  • Stefani donates $1 mn to Japan relief March 24, 2011

    Singer Gwen Stefani has donated $1 million for relief efforts in Japan. She will also sell a limited edition of T-shirts to raise more money. Contactmusic.com reports that Stefani has given the amount to Save the Children's Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. "I've been inspired by Japan for many years and...
  • Rahul gets his way; UP, MP get relief package November 20, 2009

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a Rs 7,266 crore package for drought relief and agricultural development of the Bundelkhand region, that spans Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, and has suffered a sustained drought for the past four years. "The scheme will be implemented over three years...
  • PM phones Nitish over flood relief funds May 13, 2009

    New Delhi/Patna: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called up Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday, but the two did not discuss politics but use of funds for flood relief, an official said. "Yes, the prime minister called up the Bihar chief minister and it was a talk on the relief measures...
  • RTI application reveals misuse of CM's relief fund May 24, 2008

    Mumbai: A Right to Information application has revealed gross misuse of Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Money meant for victims of calamities is spent on Sports associations, the Press club and Lavni performers. In 1997, Manohar Joshi sanctioned over Rs five-lakh to the Press Club of India. In the year 2003,...
  • Impact: Hyd hospitals under scanner for fund scam May 1, 2008

    Hyderabad: A report by CNN-IBN unearthed irregularities in several private hospitals of Hyderabad involving the Chief Minister's relief fund. Four hospitals have already been blacklisted by the Government and a formal announcement is due. The report had revealed the plight of three-year-old Joshni, who had a near fatal fall and...
  • Maharashtra CM fund relief for clubs, kabaddi March 14, 2008

    Mumbai: If you thought the Chief Minister's relief fund would be used for relief work - here's an eye-opener. Right to Information Act documents reveal how the Maharashtra Chief Minister's relief fund is being misused. A fund meant to help people in dire need - that's the general perception about...
  • Coal India misappropriates Rs 10 cr from PM Fund October 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Under an RTI (Right To Information) filed by an employee of South Eastern Coalfield Limited, the PMO has revealed startling facts about how an amount of Rs 10 crore, collected by Coal India Ltd (CIL) from its employees for over a decade, was misappropriated. Here’s a look at...
  • PM fund brings no relief in Vidarbha, suicides continue September 4, 2007

    New Delhi: It has been a year since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced his 3,750 crore package for farmers in Vidarbha. But it seems like the relief fund has failed to stem farmer suicides. When a local tehsildar raided a godown in Buldhana, all he found inside were tons of food...
  • Bihar girl passes IIT entrance, loses seat for money July 24, 2007

    Patna: It's a classic tale of small towns and big dreams -- only this time round, the dream almost came true for Sushila Mishra, a resident of Nadda Village in the Bangah District of Bihar. She scored 91 per cent in her class XII boards and also cleared the IIT-JEE...
  • Rs 10,000-cheque from PM Relief Fund bounces July 8, 2007

    Yavatmal (Maharashtra): Twenty-six-year old Vandana Shende's husband was another victim to the suicide web that cotton farming in this region brings along. Since then, she has been running from pillar to post to secure money from the Prime Minister's Relief fund that comes with every suicide here. And finally when she got...