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Compensation to fishermen affected due to Hudhud cyclone

Kiren RijijuThe primary responsibility for disaster management rests with the States. The concerned State Governments undertake relief operations in the wake of natural disasters including cyclone from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) already placed at their disposal in accordance with the GOI approved items & norms of assistance.

The Government of India supplements their efforts by providing assistance from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) by following the laid down procedure.

Information on compensation and institutional credit provided to fishermen/ owners of damaged boats is not maintained by this Ministry centrally, since the execution of relief activities on the ground is the responsibility of the State concerned.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a question by C.M. Ramesh in the Rajya Sabha today.

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