Kohima, August 6: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today said that Nagaland has received a total of Rs 144.12 crore as disaster management fund from Government of India during the year 2018-19.
In his written reply to an unstarred question raise by MLA Dr. Chotisuh Sazo in the Assembly, Rio stated that Rs 11 crore was received for State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) which is meant for relief.
Giving the detailed break-up of the amount, he said 45% is for relief compensation caused by natural calamity, 15% capacity building and training on disaster management (5% IEC), 10% for procurement of equipment for search and rescue, 10% for state specific relief compensation for disaster within the context of Nagaland and 20% administrative cost Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA).
Under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), the amount received is Rs. 130.73 crores, he informed.
Aapda-mitra is a pilot project funded by the NDMA for training of volunteers for Dimapur district amounting to Rs 22.70 lakhs, he said.
Rio informed that an amount of Rs. 1 lakh is earmarked for each district for the conduct of Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPex) annually while the total amount comes to Rs. 12 lakhs.
Rio stated that the NSDMA does not allocate fund district wise like any other developmental scheme but sanctions or releases relief assistance/ financial help based on the number of disaster events.
Rs. 13.13 cr under IFAD
Minister for Agriculture & Cooperation G. Kaito Aye today said that Rs. 13.13 crore has been sanctioned under International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) since inception.
Replying to MLA Dr. Imtiwapang Aier’s starred question, Aye stated that project has selected 619 villages covering eight districts of the state viz Kohima, Phek, Wokha, Kiphire, Zunheboto, Mokokchung, Longleng and Mon.
FPIC (Free, Prior and Informed Consent) have been conducted in all the project villages covering 8 project districts, he said.
As per the FPIC, a total of 619 villages involving 1,14,551 households have consented to implement the project.
PLUP (Participatory Land Use Planning). At present, PLUP is being carried in all the project villages covering eight district and so far 502 villages have been covered under the exercise and 177 villages is still ongoing and remains to be covered.
FIG (Farmers Interest Group): The formation of FIGs in all the project villagers has been started, some districts have completed and some districts are still ongoing.
So far, 1389 FIGs have already been formed in 394 villages covering 8 districts.
The minister stated that project will promote FIGs to take up activities under the project and to cover all farming households as beneficiaries. The different FIGS formed in the village in relation to jhum, settled agriculture, TRC and CCA will have a separate Bank Account, to be operated jointly by the chairman/chairperson and treasure.
(Page News Service)