Gujarat Rain Relief: In the wake of heavy rains and devastating floods in September 2023, the government has announced assistance for those affected in Bharuch, Narmada, Vadodara, Panchmahal and Dahod districts. Know about compensation details and eligibility criteria.
The incessant monsoon rains that drenched the state of Gujarat in September 2023 have left a trail of devastation, especially in the districts of South Gujarat including Bharuch, Narmada, Vadodara, Panchmahal and Dahod. Families have suffered significant losses, from the destruction of their homes to the loss of belongings. In response to the disaster, the government has extended a helping hand, offering financial assistance to those affected.
Gujarat Rain Relief:
Heavy rains in Gujarat during the period from September 16, 2023 to September 18, 2023 caused widespread damage. The worst affected districts were Bharuch, Narmada and Vadodara, which saw flooding of rivers and dams, resulting in significant damage including complete or partial destruction of residential houses in Panchmahal and Dahod districts. To overcome this difficulty, the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) has sanctioned special assistance from the state budget.
Rain Damage Assistance will be extended to the following districts:
Clothing and housekeeping assistance:
Each affected family in the above districts will receive financial assistance as follows:
Rs. 2,500 as clothing assistance
Rs. 2,500 as household assistance
This amount totals to Rs. 5,000 per family, with Rs. 2,000 is allocated from the state government budget. The objective of this financial assistance is to help families rebuild their lives after the devastating rain damage.
For completely destroyed or severely damaged residential raw/raw houses assistance of Rs. 1,20,000 will be provided from SDRF.
In case of partially damaged residential houses, assistance varies:
Partially damaged concrete houses (with at least 15% damage) Rs. 6,500 from SDRF and Rs. 8,500 from the state government budget, a total of Rs. 15,000 is.
Partially damaged green house (with at least 15% damage) Rs. 4,000 from SDRF and Rs. 6,000 from the state government budget, a total of Rs. 10,000.
Totally destroyed or partially damaged huts are eligible for assistance of Rs. 8,000 from SDRF and Rs. 2,000 from the state government budget, a total of Rs. 10,000.
For damage to cattle sheds belonging to the house Rs. 3,000 from SDRF and Rs. 2,000 from the state government budget, a total of Rs. 5,000 is.
Conditions of Loss Assistance:
It is important to note that the expenditure covered in the budget of the state government will be met through the funds of the state government. The guidelines for the State Disaster Response Fund will follow the guidelines laid down by the Government of India. Further, these provisions are applicable as a “special case” especially for districts affected by heavy rains in September 2023. Any assistance for forced house repairs should be in accordance with departmental policy rules and not confer any kind of legitimacy.
Conclusion: Gujarat Rain Relief
As a result of the devastating rains and floods, the government’s initiative to provide assistance to the affected districts in Gujarat is a ray of hope for the affected families. This financial assistance will undoubtedly help in the recovery and reconstruction process, providing reassurance in these difficult times.