Sikkim demand 7,400 crore from Centre, submits memorandum

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Gangtok: December 2, 2011

Sikkim needs an estimated Rs 7,400 crore from the Centre for long term rebuilding of the state after the devastating September 18 earthquake hit the state, official sources said.

Sikkim Government has submitted a memorandum on November 28 to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) demanding an estimated Rs 7,400 crore for long term rebuilding of the state after the earthquake, the sources said.

The memorandum was submitted to the MHA after 17 state government departments submitted Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) on rebuilding works to be undertaken by them, they said.

Earlier the Sikkim government had sought Rs 2,811.99 crore from the Centre after the earthquake. Meanwhile, Official sources here said so far the state government has received only Rs 50 crore as Central assistance, provided when Home Minister, P Chidambaram, visited Sikkim in late September. Apart from this, the state, as part of its annual allotment, had Rs 24 crore in its State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).




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