Drought in Minas Gerais will have two provisional measures to mitigate damage

Drought in Minas Gerais will have two provisional measures to mitigate damage
Drought in Minas Gerais will have two provisional measures to mitigate damage
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The drought that devastated the North of Minas will benefit from MP 1191/23, which allocates R$ 259 million to the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Santa Catarina and Paraná. It will be assessed by the National Congress, which will also analyze MP 1204/23 releases R$314 million to mitigate the effects of the El Niño phenomenon in the five regions of the country. Both measures aim to mitigate damage caused by climate disasters.

The National Congress resumes work in February with 20 provisional measures (MPs) pending a vote. The most controversial matter is the one that reburdens the payroll of 17 sectors of the economy. Another ten proposals release R$96 billion to pay court orders and deal with climate disasters.

Of the 10 provisional measures that open extraordinary credits, seven release more than R$1.9 billion to mitigate the effects of climate disasters. Rio Grande do Sul, which declared a state of calamity in September last year after the passage of an extratropical cyclone, is the exclusive beneficiary of three provisional measures. MP 1188/23, MP 1190/23 and MP 1193/23 allocate a total of R$955.9 million to the state of Rio Grande do Sul. In addition to allowing the reconstruction of houses, roads and bridges, the money should finance the national programs for Strengthening Family Agriculture (Pronaf) and Support for Micro and Small Businesses (Pronampe), in addition to an emergency plan for access to credit .

The North Region, hit by drought last November, should receive R$400 million in extraordinary credits. MP 1194/23 and MP 1195/23 release resources for food and nutritional security for residents of municipalities in situations of public calamity. The National Congress is analyzing two other provisional measures to mitigate damage caused by climate disasters. (GA)

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