New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced three major schemes worth Rs. 8,000 crore for disaster relief activities in the country. The announcement came after Amit Shah’s meeting with ministers’ in-charge of disaster management in states and Union Territories at Vigyan Bhawan. The meeting also decided to expand modernised fire services in the states.
“A total of Rs. 5,000 crore project to expand and modernize fire services in states, Rs.2,500 crore project for the seven most populous metros- Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Pune- to reduce the risk of urban flooding; and Rs.825 crore National Landslide Risk Mitigation Scheme in 17 states and union territories for landslide mitigation,” said the Home Minister. He also added that the states where nuclear power stations are being set up have been given a strict protocol to be followed in the case of any emergency situation.
After the meeting of Disaster Management ministers of States and Union Territories, Shah said that in the last nine years, the central government has achieved a lot in this area.