The West Bengal finance minister has written to Nirmala Sitharaman seeking immediate release of Funds to fight the COVID19. In a letter to Nirmala Sitharaman, the WB FM Amit Mitra has expressed disappointment over the fact that the center has sanctioned only 417 crore for April.
Earlier the Delhi Govt had also written to the center complaining about being denied financial aid from the national disaster fund. The Bengal govt . “In order to tide over this critical situation, we had made a request for advance release of the Revenue Deficit Grant provided by the 15th Finance Commission, where we urged you to release the full amount of the grant during the months of April, May and June 2020,” Mitra said in the letter.