2014 Floods: ‘PM Relief Contributions More than What SDRF Distributed’

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A View of Clock tower at the Flood city centre after devastating flood hit valley on Thursday 18 September 2014 PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR
A View of Clock tower at the Flood city centre after devastating flood hit valley on Thursday 18 September 2014. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

The PDP-BJP government Friday said that the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund has contributed three times more than the State Disaster Relief Fund utilized in the relief and rehabilitation of the flood affected population.

Detailing the expenditure booked on the rehabilitation, the government said that Rs 206.06 crore was provided to the affected population under SDRF in favour of the individual households in respect of damaged structures.

Under PMNRF, the government said Rs 631.30 crore has been provided so far.

Besides, the government said Rs 1200 crore is envisaged in the Prime Minister’s package that was announced by Narendra Modi in Srinagar on November 7, 2015. This amount is being used as assistance for completely damaged or severely damaged houses. From this amount, the government said it has already booked an expenditure of Rs 956.67 crore so far.

Of this Rs 96.64 crore was disbursed through Deputy Commissioners in favour of 13914 affected households.

The government said that another Rs 800 crore which is part of the Rs 80,000 crore package is being spent for interest subvention for restoration of livelihood of traders, self-employed and business establishments

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