In a recent development, Governor Smt. Najma Heptulla along with her staff of Raj Bhawan donated one day’s salary to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. While the same was done, to aid the families affected by the recent flood.
According to reports, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh personally visited Raj Bhawan to receive the amount. Speaking to media persons, Smt. Heptulla stated that the donation amount contributed by her and the Raj Bhawan staff is small but the gesture behind it is important. It can also be noted that, regarding paucity of funds being experienced by the State, Smt. Najma Heptulla stated, that she would raise the matter at the upcoming meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC). The Governor further said that she would also try to convince DoNER Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh about the weak financial position of the State.
Stating that she has been fighting for more financial help from the Centre, the Governor stated that the State requires more support from the Central Government. Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh thanked the Governor and her entire staff at Raj Bhawan and also all those who had contributed to CMRF for generously contributing their mite at this critical juncture. While the Chief minister also informed that the Central Government has approved urgent allocation of 20,000 quintals of rice, 6000 quintal of dal (lentil), 80,000 litres of edible oil for the State in view of the recent flood. According to reports, Centre had released Rs. 126 crore for relief and reconstruction of properties devastated by the flood last year, the Chief Minister said while adding that the amount would be released to the DCs and Departments concerned as soon as possible.