National Disaster Response Fund

The National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), constituted under the Disaster Management (DM) Act, 2005, supplements the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).

NDRF acts as supplementary fund in case of shortage of funds in the SDRF and when the disaster is of severe nature.

The financial assistance from NDRF is for providing immediate relief (emergency response, relief and rehabilitation) and is not compensation for loss/damage to properties /crops.

The provision for disaster preparedness, restoration, reconstruction and mitigation are not a part of NDRF.

The DM Act specifies that for such activities a separate fund called Disaster Mitigation Fund has to be constituted.