Disaster Management

Reducing disaster risks and preparing for and responding to disasters and threats of disasters in order to save lives and property, avoid disruption of economic activity and damage to environment and to ensure the continuity and sustainability of development.

  • Interest Rate on SDRF and SDMF for 2022-2023

    Governor is pleased to decide that the rate of Interest on State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and State Disaster Mitigation Fund (SDMF) will be 7.53% per annum for the financial year 2022-2023.

  • Constitution of State Disaster Mitigation Fund (SDMF)

    State Disaster Mitigation Fund (SDMF) consists of 20 percent of the State Disaster Risk Management Fund (SDRMF). The balance 80 percent will go to the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).

  • Ex-gratia Payment @ Rs. 50,000/- per deceased for Covid-19 Death

    Operational guidelines for the immediate payment of ex gratia at the rate of Rs. 50,000/- to the nearest kin of the deceased due to Covid-19.

  • District Disaster Management Plan in West Bengal

    District Disaster Management Plan. North-24-Parganas, Dakshin-Dinajpur, Uttar-Dinajpur, Kolkata, Paschim-Bardhaman, Jhargram, Kalimpong, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Bankura, Purba-Bardhaman, Birbhum, Darjeeling, Howrah, Hooghly, Coochbehar, Malda, Paschim-Midnapore, Purba-Midnapore, Murshidabad, Nadia, South-24-Parganas, Purulia

  • Ex-Gratia in case of Death of People Lost at Sea or River

    People lost at sea or river who have to be presumed dead due to sinking/capsize of boats/other vessels, where the bodies have not been recovered and chances of recovery of body within the State are remote due to accident in high seas or in inter-state/ international rivers.

  • West Bengal State Disaster Management Policy and Frame Work

    The aim of the West Bengal State Disaster Management Policy is to establish necessary systems, structures, programs, resources, capabilities and guiding principles for reducing disaster risks and preparing for and responding to disasters and threats of disasters.

  • West Bengal Disaster Management Plan, 2015-16

    The objective of the State Disaster Management Plan, West Bengal is to facilitate execution of activities for prevention and preparedness, operations, coordination, and community awareness and involvement.

  • Disaster Management Manual

    It is necessary to provide a suitable handbook to the practitioners of disaster management in the public sector as guide within a set parameter.

  • SNEHER PARAS – Financial Assistance to Migrant Workers

    A financial assistance of one-time exgratia payment of Rs. 1,000/- will be provided under the scheme to such worker who is residents of West Bengal and who is stranded in other parts of the country due to lockdown because of Corona Virus (COVID-19).

  • Ex-Gratia in case of Death due to Natural Calamity/ Accidental Fire

    Ex-gratia grant @ 20,000/- (Rupees twenty thousand) only in each death case, to the next-of-kin(s) of the person who was killed as a result of Natural Calamity like Flood, Cyclone, Earthquake, Tornade, Hailstorm, Lightning etc. and anything directly or indirectly resulting from Natural Calamity.