Disaster Management Act, 2005
12. Guidelines for minimum standards of relief.-
The National Authority shall recommend guidelines for the minimum standards of relief to be provided to persons affected by disaster, which shall include,-
i. the minimum requirements to be provided in the relief camps in relation to shelter, food, drinking water, medical cover and sanitation;
ii. the special provisions to be made for widows and orphans;
iii. ex gratia assistance on account of loss of life as also assistance on account of damage to houses and for restoration of means of livelihood;
iv. such other relief as may be necessary.