Coronavirus: Govt announces to release Rs 40 Cr to DCs

Srinagar

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday announced to release Rs 40 Crore additionally to Deputy Commissioners across the Union Territory for preventive measures in view of Coronavirus.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, government spokesman Rohit Kansal wrote, “Rs. 40 crores to be released additionally to DCs. Rs. 1crore for  PHE department to augment water supply. Rs 50 lakhs each for Jammu and Srinagar corporations to support sanitation efforts. Treasuries to function.”

The union territory administration in Sunday announced a lockdown across Jammu and Kashmir till March 31 as part of its efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.

People associated with 16 essential services, including healthcare, have been exempted from the restrictions.

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