State specific natural disasters

State specific natural disasters are those natural phenomena that are ‘disasters’ within the local context of the state. Recently, the Jammu and Kashmir government declared heavy snowfall to be a state specific natural disaster under the State Disaster Response Fund norms. This will expedite the processing of ex-gratia relief under the funds. The fund was constituted under the Disaster Management Act of 2005. 90% of J&K’s SDRF comes from the central government.