Bhubaneswar: The High-Level committee (HLC) headed by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has recommended Rs 918 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to Odisha.

However, the official proceedings and communication are yet to reach the State Government. Official sources said.

The State Government had earlier submitted two memoranda seeking central assistance of Rs 3265.8 crore for two spells of floods in the month of September, which had badly affected 21 out of the 30 districts of the State.

Earlier this month Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had witten a letter to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, demanding immediate convening of the HLC to consider the financial assistance to the State. Mr. Patnaik had asked the Centre to immediately release Rs 1,000 crore as adhoc assistance for the relief and restoration activities in the flood affected 21 districts.

An Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) was formed for assessing the flood damage, who finished their field visit on September 30. But the HLC had not met to take a call.

However, the State Government will get around Rs 600 crore, since 75% of its Calamity Relief Fund (CRF) will be deducted from the total amount sources said.

Earlier the centre had extended rs 815.4 crore to the State towards meeting the damage caused by the drought and flood in 2010. After adjustment towards the CRF the State had received Rs 560 crores from the NDRF.