Only two States, namely, Manipur and Rajasthan, have declared drought and submitted Memoranda seeking financial assistance from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) during Kharif 2019. Manipur has declared drought in 15 districts and Rajasthan in 4 districts, as detailed below:
Drought affected Districts
Bishnupur, Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Jiribam, Kamjong, Kakching, Kangpokpi, Noney, Senapati, Tamenglong, Thoubal, Tengnoupal and Ukhrul.
Barmer, Hanumangarh, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.
The State of Karnataka has not submitted any Memorandum seeking financial assistance from NDRF for Kharif 2019 season.
In the eventuality of notified natural calamities, the State Governments are empowered to initiate necessary relief measures from State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), which is readily available with them. Additional financial assistance, over and above SDRF, is considered from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), on receipt of Memorandum from State Governments and in accordance with extant norms and procedures.
This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha today.