Centre never delays help during natural calamities: Rijiju

Centre never delays help during natural calamities: Rijiju

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Central government on Tuesday said it works in close coordination with state governments to deal with any natural calamity and never delays funds meant for relief and rescue operations in affected areas.

“Our intention is genuine (to deal with calamities). We are working seriously on it. Our aim is that no life is lost in any of the calamities,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told the Rajya Sabha while responding to a calling attention motion on the floods in the country.

“First, the state government concerned tells us about the situation and we work along with it to deal with the situation,” he said.

The minister said that the central government deposits some funds to deal with any disaster in advance with the state governments.

“It’s done to ensure that the state government concerned does not have to write to the Centre for funds when it is in trouble because of some natural disaster,” Rijiju said, adding that he knew the funds deposited were not enough but the state can ask for more depending on the situation.

The minister emphasised that the Centre “was not running away” from its responsibility in the matter.

Responding to a query predicting cloudbursts, the minister said there was no such technology available anywhere in the world but the Centre monitors flood threats or any other situation arising out of any natural calamities.

Rijiju said that people should be made aware of the possible natural disasters and the Centre was already working in this direction.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here