Revision of Items and Norms of Assistance from the State Disaster Response Fund


In continuation of the orders issued in references in general and with special reference to the orders received from Government of India in the reference 6th  read above, wherein the norms of assistance from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) /National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for the period 2010 – 15 were revised by Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, and communicated to Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. The same is communicated for implementation as directed by the Govt. of India in the reference 11th read above and is enclosed herewith as Annexure.

Govt. orders were issued with regard to Nilam Cyclone, Heavy rains & Floods occurred during 29.10.2012 to 06.11.2012 for enhancement of norms of assistance to agriculture and horticulture crops and also enhanced input subsidy to coconut trees from Rs.150/- to Rs.500/-per tree vide reference

Government after careful consideration hereby adopt/enhance the norms of assistance from State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) /National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) with effect from 1sMarch, 2013 as directed by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, in the reference 11th read above.

All  the  District  Collectors  in  the  State  and  the  Head  of  Departments concerned are advised to implement the same.

 On adoption of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) /National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), it is observed that in respect of the following norms of assistance, the existing norms of the Government of Andhra Pradesh are equal to or higher than that of the revised norms in the reference 11th read above.

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Further revised enhancement of relief assistance towards inputsubsidy per hectare (in Rs.)
1 (i) ) Paddy, Groundnut, Cotton, Sugarcane, Chillies, Vegetables, Onion, Flowers, Papaya and Watermelon.

10,000/-

(ii)  Maize

8,333/-

(iii) Jowar, bajra, Ragi, Castor, Sesamum, aloe vera

5,000/-

(iv) Pulses, Sunflower, Soyabean, Wheat, Azwan, Lin seed

6,250/-

(v)  Horticulture Nurseries

7,500/-

(vi)  Mango, Citrus, Cashewnut, Sapota, Guava, Pomegranate, Ber etc.,

15,000/-

(vii) Betel vine 300/- per cent limited to 100Cents per farmer
(viii) Tobacco

10,000/-

(ix) Tapioca, coriander

7,500/-

(x)  Banana

24,000/-

(xi) Coconut tree Rs.500/- per tree for totally uprooted or broken trees, limiting the total number of trees per hectare to 150  w.e.f 10.12.13.
2 Milch Animals: (i) Buffalo/ Cow (ii) Sheep/Goat  15,000/-2,000/-
3 Draught Animals:Calf

10,000/-

4 Poultry Rs.40/- per bird
5 For repair of partially damaged  traditional craft+ Net

5,000/-

6 Replacement of fully damaged traditional craft +Net

10,000/-

7 Replacement of loom

5,000/-

8 Damage to Yarn, Dies, Chemicals & Stock 5,000/- per loom
9 For loss of clothing per family

1,500/-

10 For loss of utensils/ household goods per family

1,500/-

In respect of the above norms of assistance, the norms of the Government of Andhra Pradesh shall prevail over that of the Government of India whenever higher and these orders would come into force with effect from. 1st March, 2013.

ANNEXURE

No.32-3/2013-NDM-I Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs (Disaster Management Division) ‘C’ Wing, 3rd Floor, NDCC-II,

To

1. Chief Secretaries of all States Jai Singh Road, New Delhi – 110001, Dated, the 21st June, 2013

2. The Relief Commissioners / Secretaries, Department of Disaster Management of all States

Subject: – Items and Norms of assistance from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for the period  2010 – 2015.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to refer   to this Ministry’s letter No.33-3/2012-NDM-I, dated 28th September 2012 regarding forwarding the list of revised items and norms from assistance from SDRF/NDRF in the wake of identified Natural Calamities.

2.         It has now been decided to further revise the norms in respect of S.No. 9(a) (i) i.e. repair/ restoration of fully damaged / destroyed pucca houses from Rs.35,000/- per unit to Rs.70,000/- per unit of the revised list of items and norms of assistance from SDRF and NDRF.  Similarly, it has also been decided to further revise the norms in respect of S.No.I (e) i.e. “provision of gratuitous relief for families in dire need of immediate sustenance after a calamity; 5 (i) (B) (a) & (b) and 5 (ii) i.e.  provision of  input subsidy to SMF and OSMF (where crop loss is 50% and above) in respect of rain fed, irrigated and perennial crops; 6 (ii) & (iii) i.e. Provision of fodder/ feed concentrate and water supply in cattle camps”. The State Governments concerned should draw up a separate plan with concerned Central Ministries and Planning Commission etc. for mitigating the Drought situation.   There revised norms, as cited above will be effective from 1st March 2013.

3.        The revised items and norms can also be downloaded from website of Disaster Management Division of Ministry of Home Affairs i.e. www.ndmindia.nic.in.

4.         Accordingly, a copy of further modified/ revised items and norms of assistance from SDRF/NDRF in the wake of identified natural calamities is Annexed.

4.        This supersedes this Ministry’s earlier letter on this subject, the last being No.32- 3/2012-NDM-I dated the 28th September, 2012.

Encl: As above.

Copy for information and necessary follow up action to:-

1. Accountants General of all State Governments.

2. Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG), New Delhi.

3. Controller General of Accounts (CGA), New Delhi.

4. Resident Commissioners of all State Governments.

1. Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority, NDMA Bhawan, Safdurjung Enclave, New Delhi.

2. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure [Shri Rajeev Kumar, JS (PF-I)], North Block, New Delhi.

3. Ministry of Agriculture [Joint Secretary (DM)], Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

4. Planning Commission [Joint Secretary (SP)], Yojna Bhawan, New Delhi.

5. All concerned Central Ministries/ Departments / Organizations.

6. PMO / Cabinet Secretariat.

7. PS to HM/ PS to MOS (R)

8. Sr. PPS to Home Secretary/ Secretary (BM)/ Joint Secretary (DM)/NIC.

Revised  List  of  Items  and  Norms  of  Assistance  from  State  Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)

(Period 2010 – 15, MHA Letter No.32-7/2011-NDM-1 Dated 16th  January 2012, modified vide letter No.32-3/2012-NDM-1, dated 28th September, 2012, modified vide letter No.32- 3/2013-NDM-I, dated 21st June, 2013)

SNO. ITEM NORMS OF ASSISTANCE

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1 GRATUITOUS RELIEF
a) Ex-Gratia payment to families ofdeceased persons Rs.1.50 lakh per deceased person including those involvedin relief operations or associated in preparedness activities, subject  to  certification  regarding  cause  of  death  from

appropriate authority.

– In the case of an 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 loss of a limb oreye(s). Rs.43,500/- per person, when the disability is between40% 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 requiringhospitalization Rs.9300/- per person requiring hospitalization for morethan a week.

Rs.3100/- per person requiring hospitalization for less than a week.

d) Clothing and utensils/ house-holdgoods for families whose houses have been washed away/ fully

damaged/severely inundated for more than a week due to a natural calamity.

Rs.1300/- per family, for loss of clothing. 

Rs.1400/- per family, for loss of utensils/ household goods.

e) Gratuitous relief for families in direneed 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.40/- per adult and Rs.30/- per child, not housed inrelief  camps, State Government will certify that (i) these persons have no food reserve, or their food reserves 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 upto to 30 days, which may be extended upto 60 days in the first instance, if required, and subsequently upto 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   andrecommended by the 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 recommend actual/near-actual costs.

(b) Hiring of boats for carrying immediaterelief and saving lives. As   per   actual   cost   incurred,   assessed   by   SEC   andrecommended 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  required  for  rescuing  stranded  people  and thereby saving human lives during a notified natural calamity.

 

3 RELIEF MEASURES
a)     Provision      for      temporaryaccommodation, food, clothing, medical care, etc. for people affected/ evacuated and sheltered

in relief camps.

As per assessment of need by SEC and recommendationof the Central Team (in case of NDRF), for a period 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 upto 90 days in cases 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 andrecommendation 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 Defence for airdropping of essential supplies and rescue operations only.

c) Provision of emergency supplyof drinking water in rural areas and urban areas As per actual cost, based on assessment of need by SECand recommended by the Central Team (in case of NDRF), up to 30 days and may be extended upto 90 days in case of drought.
4. CLEARANCE OF AFFECTED AREAS
a) Clearance of debris in publicareas. As per actual cost within 30 days from the date of startof 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) Draining off flood water inaffected areas As per actual cost within 30 days from the date of startof 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 dead bodies/Carcases As per actual, based on assessment of need by SEC andrecommendation 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 agricultural 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 agriculturalland 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 Govt. Scheme)
c) De-silting/ Restoration/ Repair offish farms
d) Loss of substantial portion of landcaused by landslide, avalanche, change of course

of rivers.

Rs.25,000/-  per  hectare  to  only  those  small  andmarginal  farmers  whose  ownership  of  the land  is legitimate as per the revenue records.
B. Input subsidy (where crop loss is50% and above)
a) For agriculture crops, horticulturecrops and annual plantation crops Rs.4,500/- per ha. in rainfed areas and restricted tosown areas.

Rs.9,000/- per ha. in assured irrigated areas, subject to minimum assistance not less than Rs.750 and restricted to sown areas.

b) Perennial crops Rs.12,000/- ha. for all types of perennial cropssubject to minimum assistance not less than

Rs.1500/- and restricted to sown areas.

c) Sericulture Rs.3,200/- per ha. for Eri, Mulberry, TussarRs.4,000/- per ha. for Muga.

(ii)            Input subsidy to farmers other than small and marginal farmer Rs.4,500/- per hectare in rainfed areas and restricted to sown areas.  Rs.9,000/- per hectare for areas under assured irrigation and restricted to sown areas.

Rs.12,000/- per hectare for all types of perennial crops and restricted to sown area.

Assistance may be provided where crop loss is 50% and above, subject to a ceiling of 1 ha. per farmer and upto 2 ha per farmer in case of successive calamities irrespective of the size of holding being large

6. ANIMAL HUSBANDRY – AASSISTANCE 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 animals –

Rs.15000/- 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 draught animals per

household irrespective of whether a household has lost a larger number of animals. (The loss is to be certified by the Competent Authority designated by the State Government).

Poultry:-

Poultry @ 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 a 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 / feedconcentrate including water supply and medicines in cattle camps. Large animals Rs.50/- per day.Small animals Rs.25/- per day.

Period for providing relief will be as per assessment of the State Executive Committee (SEC) and the Central Team (in case of NDRF).   The default period for assistance  will  be  upto  30  days,  which  may  be extended upto 60 days in the first instance and in case of severe drought up to 90 days.

Based on assessment of need by SEC and recommendations 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.

iii) Transport of fodder to cattle outsidecattle camps As per actual cost of transport, based on assessment ofneed  by  SEC  and  recommendation  of  the  Central Team. (in case of NDRF) consistent with estimates of cattle as per Livestock Census.
7 FISHERY
i) Assistance to Fisherman for repair /replacement of boats, nets – damaged or lost

— Boat

— Dugout-Canoe

Rs.3,000/- for repair of partially damaged boats onlyRs.1,500/- for repair of partially damaged net

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

 

— 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.1,850/- for replacement 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 HANDI CRAFTS / HANDLOOMS-ASSISTANCE TO ARTISANS
i) For replacement of damaged tools/equipment Rs.3000 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 material/ goods inprocess/ finished goods Rs.3,000 per artisan for raw material.Subject to certification by Competent Authority designated by the State Government about loss and its replacement.
9 HOUSING
a) Fully damaged/ destroyed houses
i) Pucca house Rs.70,000/- 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 – bothpucca/ kutcha (other than huts) where the damage is at least 15 % Rs.1,900/- per house
d) Damaged / destroyed huts: Rs.2,500/- per hut,(Hut means temporary, make shift unit, inferior to Kutcha house, made of thatch, mud, plastic sheets etc. traditionally recognized as hut 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 immediatenature) 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 Centres, (7) Communityassets owned by Panchayat.

 

Sectors such as Telecommunication and Power (except immediate restoration of power supply), which generate their

own

revenues, and also undertake immediate repair/ restoration works from their own funds / resources, are excluded.

Activities of immediate nature : 

Illustrative lists of activities which may be considered as works of an immediate nature are given in the enclosed 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 consideration shall be given to Norms for Maintenance of Roads in India,

2001, as amended from time to time, for repairs 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 notfrom 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.

APPENDIX (Item No. 10)

Illustrative list of activities identified as of an immediate nature.

1. Drinking Water Supply :

i). Repair of damaged platforms of hand pumps/ring wells/ spring-tapped chambers/public stand posts, cisterns.

ii) Restoration of damaged stand posts including replacement of damaged pipe lengths with new pipe lengths, cleaning of clear water reservoir (to make it leak proof).

iii) Repair of damaged pumping machines, leaking overhead reservoirs and water pumps including damaged intake – structure, approach gantries/jetties.

2. Roads:

i) Filling up of breaches and potholes, use of pipe for creating waterways, repair and stone pitching of embankments.

ii) Repair of breached culverts.

iii) Providing diversions to the damaged/washed out portions of bridges to restore immediate connectivity.

iv) Temporary repair of approaches to bridges/embankments of bridges., repair of damaged railing bridges, repair of causeways to restore immediate connectivity, granular sub base, over damaged stretch of roads to restore traffic.

3. Irrigation :

i).   Immediate repair of damaged canal structures and earthen/masonry works of tanks and small reservoirs with the use of cement, sand bags and stones.

ii) Repair of weak areas such as piping or rat holes in dam walls/ embankments.

iii) Removal of vegetative material/building material/debris from canal and drainage system.

4. Health :

Repair of damaged approach roads, buildings and electrical lines of PHCs/ community Health Centers.

5. Community assets of Panchayat

a) Repair of village internal roads.

b) Removal of debris from drainage/sewerage lines. c) Repair of internal water supply lines.

d) Repair of street lights.

e) Temporary repair of primary schools, Panchayat ghats, community halls, anganwadi, etc.

G.O. Ms. No. 4 Dated: 05.02.2014

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