The central government has released a total amount of Rs 209.1 crore from the Calamity Relief Fund (CRF) to flood-hit Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka to deal with the situation.
According an official press release, of the total fund released, Andhra Pradesh will receive Rs 156. 84 crore while Karnataka will get Rs 52.26 crore.
It should be mentioned that the funds being currently released are the second installment of the Central share of Calamity Relief Funds (CRF) for the year 2009-10, which is usually released in December, but the payment has been advanced in view of the grim situation in the two states.
Yesterday, a meeting was held chaired by Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrashekhar to review the flood situation in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, in which this decision was taken.
The Resident Commissioners of both the states, present in the meeting, admired the prompt and quick response by the Centre in providing logistic support for rescue and relief operations.