Minister for Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Floriculture, Javaid Mustafa Mir on Sunday took stock of the facilities being provided to the families residing in the make-shift camps in Uri town of Baramulla.
The spokesman said Minister was informed that around 7,000 people have been affected due to the cross-LoC shelling in the area.
The Minister directed DC and SSP, Baramulla to monitor the facilities and arrangements being provided to the inhabitants of Churunda, Silikote, Mothal, Hatlanga, Shoura Balkote, and Tilawari who have been evacuated from areas and are residing in Rehabilitation camp established at Government Girls Higher Secondary School Uri.
He further directed the District Administration to take firsthand account of the problems being faced by the people living in make-shift accommodation and ensure on spot redress. Clear cut instructions were passed to the concerned officers to provide suitable accommodation, food, water, power, medical and sanitation facilities to the people residing in the camp, Mir said and added that ambulance and a bulletproof vehicle will also be made available to meet any exigency during any escalation of the situation along LoC.
He also directed DC for keeping SDRF people ready for any emergency situation.
Regarding the loss to property due to cross-LoC shelling, the Minister directed the DC to ensure that the assessment of the damaged property is made as soon as the situation improves and relief is provided for the damaged property as per norms.
Meanwhile, Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq also visited the area and expressed concern over the immense miseries being faced by the people in areas due to recurrent cross-LoC shelling.
The spokesman said during his visit to Uri to assess the situation owing to frequent shelling in the area forcing many families to migrate.
Talking to media, the Minister said the people of valley especially those living near the LoC and International Border were the worst victims of cross-border shelling. He urged both the countries to end hostility for the sake of the human lives and start a sustainable dialogue to resolve issues.
He said a free medical camp was established at the make-shift camp so that medicare facilities are made available round-the-clock. Moreover, a helpline with the telephone numbers 9419006345, 9596233620, 9797047634 and 9596459765 has also been established to avail assistance in case of any eventuality.