As per the Act, the district authority will have special powers to allocate relief grants beyond the set rule of utilisation of Disaster Relief Funds. The collectors of the district will have special powers to give relief to people for paying taxes, getting loans.
Sources in the government said, “The government has declared the region as disaster affected area for fifteen days. If need be, the government can also extend the period and can give more liberties to collectors.”
Information Source: DNA