Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government has said that the centre is yet to provide the state government with the funds for the financial help of Rs2094.92 crores it had asked for as flood relief after torrential rains had flooded the Banaskantha and Patan districts of Gujarat in 2017.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had conducted an aerial surveillance of the flood affected areas last year and had even announced help to be provided to the state, but so far the request for financial help and relief is still under discussion at the centre. In a question raised in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, the revenue minister for state informed that the Gujarat government had asked the centre to provide it with financial help of Rs2094.92 crores for the 2017 flood relief.
So far not a single rupee has been given to the state from the relief package it had asked for from the centre. Responding to another question in a written answer, the revenue minster answered that it had in September 2015 put in a request to provide Gujarat state with Rs4493.49 crore as relief for the floods that had happened in June-July 2015. The NDRF high level committee that met on 9-11-2015 approved Rs561.82 crore in relief for the state. But it came with several riders which didn't make Gujarat eligible for the relief package and thus wasn't provided any financial help from the centre in the past too.