GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
No. 866-F.B./N/2S-1(05)/2015 Dated, Kolkata the 27th December, 2021
In exercise of the powers conferred under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of Section 48 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 (Central Act No. 53 of 2005), Governor is pleased to constitute the State Disaster Mitigation Fund (SDMF) for taking measures for reducing the risk, impact or effects of a disaster for a potential disaster situation.
The State Disaster Mitigation Fund (SDMF) is set up at the State level. As per recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission, and as accepted by the Government of India, the 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).
The fund established as State Disaster Mitigation Fund (SDMF) shall be administered by the Disaster Management and Civil Defence Department, West Bengal. The State Executive Committee shall be the custodian of State Disaster Mitigation Fund.
The said fund will be borne in the Public Accounts Section of the State Account.
By order of the Governor,
DR. MANOJ PANT, IAS
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal