Centre opposes in SC pleas for ex-gratia compensation to families of Covid victims, says using resources rationally
It said the guidelines, meant for 2015 to 2020, recommended expenditure for providing financial relief against 12 specific identified disasters on the national level.
The decision to release the funds was made based on the recommendations made by the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA).
The ministry said that up to 50 per cent of the amount released i.e. Rs 4436.8 crore can be used by the states for COVID-19 containment measures.
According to the Uttarakhand Police, the death toll in the glacier burst in Chamoli has gone up to 58 as a total of 11 bodies are recovered from the Tapovan tunnel, whereas 146 people are still missin