Disasters and Disaster Management – Sendai Framework, Floods, Cyclones, etc.

The Prime Minister has announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs. 2 lakh


The relief has been announced from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund(PMNRF) for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the floods.

  1. An ex-gratia relief of Rs. 50,000 for those who were seriously injured in the recent Tamil Nadu floods.
  2. The resources of the PMNRF are now utilized primarily to render immediate relief to families of those killed in natural calamities like floods, cyclones and earthquakes, etc.
  3. Assistance from PMNRF is also rendered, to partially defray the expenses for medical treatment like heart surgeries, kidney transplantation, cancer treatment, etc.

In pursuance of an appeal by the then Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in Jan, 1948, PMNRF was established with public contributions to assist displaced persons from Pakistan.

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