REVISED LIST OF ITEMS AND NORMS ASSISTANCE OF SDRF & NDRF

REVISED LIST OF ITEMS AND NORMS OF ASSISTANCE FROM STATE DISASTER RESPONSE FUND (SDRF) AND NATONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FUND (NDRF)
(Period 2010-15, MHA Letter No. 32-7/2011-NDHM-I Dated January 2012)
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ITEM NORMS OF ASSISTANCE
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1 GRATUITOUS RELIEF
    a) Ex-Gratia payment to families of deceased persons




 
Rs. 1.50 lakh per deceased person including those involved in relief operations or associated in preparedness activities, subject to certification regarding cause of death  from appropriate authority.

 -  In the case of Indian citizen who loses his life due to a notified natural calamity in a foreign country, his family would not be paid this relief.

 -  In the case of a Foreign citizen who loses his life due to a notified natural calamity within the territory of India, his family would also not be paid this relief.
    b) Ex-Gratia payment for loses of a limb or eyes(s). Rs. 43,500/- per person, when the disability is between 40% and 80%.

Rs. 62,000/- per person, when the disability is more than 80%.

Subject to certification by a doctor from a hospital or dispensary of Government, regarding extent and cause of disability.
  c) Grievous injury requiring hospitalization Rs 9300/- per person requiring hospitalization for more than a week.

Rs. 3100/- per person requiring hospitalization for less than a week.
  d) Clothing and utensils/house-hold goods for families whose houses have been washed away/fully damaged/severely inundated for more than a week due to a natural calamity. Rs. 1,300/- per family, for loss of clothing.

Rs. 1,400/- per family, for loss of utensils/household goods.
  e) Gratuitous relief for families in dire need of immediate sustenance after a calamity.

GR to be provided to those who have no food reserves, or whose food reserves have been wiped out in a calamity, and who have no other immediate means of support.
 
Rs. 30/- per adult and Rs. 25/- per child, not housed in relief camps. State Govt. will certify that (i) these persons have no food reserve, or their food reserve have been wiped out in the calamity, and (ii) identified beneficiaries are not housed in relief camps. Further State Government will provide the basis and process for arriving at such beneficiaries district-wise.

Period for providing gratuitous relief will be as per assessment of the State Executive Committee (SEC) and the Central Team (in case of NDRF). The default period of assistance will up to 30 days, which may be extended up to 60 days in the first instance, if required, and subsequently up to 90 days in case of drought/pest attack.
2. SEARCH & RESCUE OPERATIONS
   (a) Cost of search and rescue measures/ evacuation of people affected/ likely to be affected.   As per actual cost incurred, assessed by SEC and recommended by central Team(in case of NDRF).

 -  By the time the central Team visits the affected area, these activities are already over. Therefore, the State Level Committee and the Central Team can recommended actual/ near-actual costs.
   (b) Hiring of boats for carrying immediate relief and saving lives. As per actual costs incurred, assessed by SEC and recommended by the Central Team (in case of NDRF).

The quantum of assistance will be limited to the actual expenditure incurred on hiring boats and essential equipment requiring for rescuing stranded people and thereby saving human lives during a notified natural calamity.
3 RELIEF MEASURES  
   a) Provision for temporary accommodation,  food, clothing, medical care etc. for people affected/ evacuated and sheltered in relief camps. As per assessment of need by SEC and recommended of the Central Team (in case of NDRF), for a period of up to 30 days. The SEC would need to specify the number of camps, their duration and the number of persons in camps. In case of continuation of a calamity like drought or widespread devastation caused by earthquake or flood etc., this period may be extended to 60 days, and up to 90 days in case of severe drought.

Medical care may be provided from National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
 
   b) Air dropping of essential supplies  As per actual, based on assessment of need by SEC and recommendation of the Central Team (in case of NDRF).

 -  The quantum of assistance will be limited to actual amount raised in the bills by the Ministry of Defense for airdropping of essential supplies and rescue operations only.
   c) Provision of emergency supply of drinking water in rural areas and urban areas.  As per actual cost, based on the assessment of need by NEC and recommended by the Central Team ( in case of NDRF), up to 30 days and may be extended up to 90 days in case of drought.
  4 CLEARANCE OF AFFECTED AREAS
   a) Clearance of debris in public areas.  As per actual cost within 30 days from the date of start of the work based on assessment of need by SEC for the assistance to be provided under SDRF and as per assessment of the Central Team for assistance to be provided under NDRF.
   b)  Drainage of flood water in affected areas As per actual cost within 30 days from the date of start of the work based on assessment of need by SEC for the assistance to be provided under SDRF and as per assessment of the Central Team(in case of NDRF).
   c) Disposal of death bodies/ Carases As per actual, based on assessment of need by SEC and recommendation of the Central Team (in case of NDRF).
  5  AGRICULTURE 
  (i) Assistance to small and marginal farmers
   A. Assistance for land and other loss
   a) De-silting of agriculture land ( where thickness of sand/ silt deposit is more than 3", to be certified by the competent authority of the State Government )   Rs. 8,100/- per hectare for each item. 
   b) Removal of debris on agriculture land in hilly areas.   (Subject to the condition that no other assistance/subsidy has been availed of by/is eligible to the beneficiary under any other Government Scheme.)
   c) De-silting/ Restoration/ Repair of fish farms 
   d) Loss of substantial portion of land caused by landslide, avalanche, change of course of rivers.  Rs. 25,000/- per hectare to only those small and marginal farmers whose ownership o the land is legitimate as per the revenue records.
   B. Input subsidy (where crop loss is 50% and above)  
   a) For agriculture crops, horticulture crops and annual plantation crops  Rs 3,000/- per hectare in rainfall areas.

Rs. 6,000/- per hectare in assured irrigated areas, subject to minimum assistance not less Rs.500/- and restricted to sown areas.
 
   b) Perennial Crops  Rs. 8,000/- hectare for all types of perennial crops subject to areas being sown and subject to minimum assistance not less than Rs. 1000/-
   c) Sericulture  Rs. 3200/- per hectare for Eri, Mulberry, Tussar
Rs. 4000/- per hectare for Muga.
 (ii) Input Subsidy to farmers other than small and marginal farmers. Rs. 3,000/- per hectare in rainfall areas
Rs. 6,000/- per hectare for areas under assured irrigation.
Rs. 8,000/- per hectare for all types of perennial crops.

 - Assistance may be provided where crop loss is 50% and above, subject to a ceiling of 1 hectare per farmer in case of successive calamities irrespective of the size of holding being large.
  6. ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ASSISTANCE TO SMALL AND MARGINAL FARMERS
   i) Replacement of milch animals, draught animals or animals used for haulage.   Milch animals -

Rs. 16,400/- Buffalo/cow/camel/yak etc.
Rs. 1650/- Sheep/goat.

Draught animal -

Rs. 15,000/- Camel/horse/bullock etc.
Rs. 10,000/- Calf/Donkey/Pony/Mule

 -  The assistance may be restricted for the actual loss of economically productive animals and will be subject to a ceiling of 1 large milch animal or 4 small milch animals or 1 large draught animal or 2 small drought animals per household irrespective of whether a household has lost a large number of animals. (The loss is to be certified by the Competent Authority designed by the State Government).

Poultry:-
Poultry at Rs. 37/- per bird subject to a ceiling of assistance of Rs. 400/- per beneficiary household. The death of the poultry birds should be on account of natural calamity.

Note:- Relief under these norms is not eligible if the assistance is available from any other Government Scheme. e.g. loss of birds due to Avian Influenza or any other diseases for which the Department of Animal husbandry has a separate scheme for compensating the poultry owners.
  
   (ii) Provision of fodder/ feed concentrate in cattle camps.  Large animals - Rs. 32/- per day.

Small animals - Rs. 16/- per day.

As per the actual for 15 days, based on assessment of need by SEC and recommendation of the Central Team .(in case of NDRF)
   (iii) Water supply in cattle camps  As per actual for 15 days, based on assessment of need by SEC and recommendation of the Central team.(in case of NDRF)
   (iv) Additional cost of medicine and vaccines.  As per actual for cost, based on assessment of need by SEC and recommendation of the Central team,(in case of NDRF)
consistent with estimates of cattle as per Livestock Census and subject to the certificate by the competent authority about the requirement of medicine and vaccine being calamity related.
   v) Transport of fodder to cattle outside cattle camps  As per the actual cost of transport, based on assessment of need by SEC and recommendation of the Central team (in case of NDRF) consistent with estimated of cattle as per Livestock Census.
   7. FISHERY
   i) Assistance to Fisherman for repair/ replacement of boats, nets - damaged or lost
     --Boat
     --Dugout-Canoe
     --Catamaran
     --Net
(This assistance will not be provided if the beneficiary is eligible or has availed of any subsidy/assistance, for the instant calamity, under any other Government Scheme.)
 
Rs. 3,000/- for repair of partially damaged boats only

Rs. 1,500/- for repair of partially damaged net.

Rs. 7,000/- for repair of fully damaged  boats.

Rs. 1,850/- for repair of fully damaged net.
   ii) Input subsidy for fish seed farm  Rs. 6,000/- per hectare.

(This assistance will not be provided if the beneficiary is eligible or has availed of any subsidy/assistance, for the instant calamity, under any other Government Scheme, except the one time subsidy provided under the Scheme of Department of Animal husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture.)
   8. HANDICRAFTS/HANDLOOM - ASSISTANCE TO ARTISANS
    i) For replacement of damaged tools/ equipment  Rs. 3,000/- per artisan for equipments.
 - Subject to certification by the competent authority designated by the Government about damage and its replacement.
    ii) For loss of raw-materials/goods in process/ finished goods. Rs. 3,000/- per artisan for raw material.
 - Subject to certification by the competent authority designated by the State Government about loss and its replacement.
  9. HOUSING
   a) Fully damaged/ destroyed houses   
        i) Pucca house Rs. 35,000/- per house
        ii) Kutcha house Rs. 15,000/- per house
    b) Severely damaged houses  
        i) Pucca house Rs. 6,300/- per house
       ii) Kutcha house Rs. 3,200/- per house
   c) Partially Damaged Houses - both pucca/ kutcha (other than huts) where the damage is at least 15% Rs. 1,900/- per house
    d) Damaged/destroyed huts: Rs. 2,500/- per house

(Hut means temporary, make shift unit, inferior to Kutcha house, made of thatch, mud, plastic sheets etc. traditionally recognized as huts by the State/District authorities.)

Note:- The damaged house should be an authorized construction duly certified by the Competent Authority of the State Government.
    e) Cattle shed attached with house Rs. 1,250/- per shed.
 10. INFRASTRUCTURE
  Repair/restoration (of immediate nature) of damaged infrastructure.

(1) Roads & bridges,(2) Drinking water Supply works, (3) Irrigation, (4) Power (only limited to immediate restoration of electricity supply in the affected areas), (5) Schools, (6) Primary Health Centre, (7) Community assets owned by Panchayat.


Sectors such as Telecommunication and Power (except immediate restoration of power supply), which generate their own revenue, and also undertake immediate repair/restoration works from their own funds/resources are excluded.
Activities of immediate nature:

Illustrative of activities which may be considered as works of an immediate nature are given in the Appendix.

Assessment of requirements:

Based on assessment of need, as per States' costs/rates/ schedules for repair by SEC and recommendation of the Central Team (in case of NDRF).

 - As regards repair of roads, due to consideration shall be given to Norms for Maintenance of Roads in India, 2001, as amended from time to time, for repair of roads affected by heavy rains/floods, cyclone, landslide, sand dunes, etc. to restore traffic. For reference these norms are

 Normal and Urban areas: up to 15% of the total of Ordinary repair(OR) and Periodical repair (PR).

Hills: up to 20% of total of OR and PR.

Note: States shall first use its provision under the budget for regular maintenance and repair.
 
 11. PROCUREMENT
   Procurement of essential search, rescue and evacuation equipments including communication equipments, etc. for response to disaster.    - Expenditure is to be incurred from SDRF only
(and not from NDRF), as assessed by the State Executive Committee (SEC).

 - The total expenditure on this item should not exceed 5% of the annual allocation of the SDRF.

 

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