Baramulla, Islamabad Admins Distribute Rs 17 Cr, Rs 49 Cr among 2014-Flood Victims

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District Development Commissioner, Baramulla, Yasha Mudgal Tuesday distributed relief cheques amounting to Rs 30.3 lakh among traders, who affected by 2014-floods.

“The cheques were distributed among 71 traders whose business turnover is between 5-10 lakh rupees. The amount of relief provided to traders was in accordance with the assessment of losses,” an official spokesperson said this evening.

Meanwhile, the DDC also informed that under Prime Minister’s Development programme, relief has also been distributed directly into the Bank accounts of 2014-flood affected families.

“As such, 17 Crore were distributed today among 1249 families, whose residential houses were damaged during the 2014-floods. For fully damaged Pucca houses, an amount of Rs. 2.5 lakh was disbursed directly in the Bank account of each victim. Moreover, for fully damaged Kaccha houses, Rs 1 lakh was provided to each victim and for severely damaged Pucca houses, Rs 1.25 lakh was provided to each victim,” the spokesperson said.

It was also mentioned that the amount provided to the victims is in addition to the amount already provided under SDRF and NDMA to the 2014-Flood affected people in the district.

Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Assistant Commissioner Revenue and other officers were also present during the function.

Meanwhile, while briefing a Press Conference, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, Muneer-ul-Islam today said that Rs 49 Crores have been disbursed among flood affected victims, whose residential houses were damaged during September, 2014 floods. This is the third instalment of the ex-gratia relief, previously being SDRF and PMNRF.

The amount of ex-gratia has been disbursed out of Special Assistance of Central Plan under Prime Minister’s Development Plan, 2015.

It was informed that a total number of 14523 have affected during September 2014 floods. The ex-gratia is released in favour of the beneficiaries who have already received the relief under SDRF and PMNRF.

In order to ensure that the relief is disbursed in a transparent and hassle free manner, the relief amount is being credited directly into the accounts of the beneficiaries which they have already provided to the district administration.

In total, a fully damaged pucca house owner has received a relief of Rs 4.25 lacs, a fully damaged kacha house owner received Rs 167600, a severely damaged pucca house Rs 187600, a severely damaged kacha house Rs 63800, a partially damaged pucca house Rs 48800 and a partially damaged kacha house Rs 17300.

A demand of Rs 52 Crores has been projected to the government to cover the hitherto families which have not received any ex-gratia. A balance amount of ex-gratia relief in respect of business establishments has not been disbursed yet because there are cases of duplication which need a revisit. In this regard, DDC sought the cooperation of the traders.

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