Govt Declares October 23-24 Snowfall, Hailstorm As State-Specific Natural Calamity Under SDRF

SRINAGAR: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir declared the spell of heavy rainfall/ snowfall/ hailstorm on October 23-24, 2021 as ‘State Specific Natural Disaster’ under SDRF norms.

The order issued by Secretary to Govt, Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation Reconstruction, Nazim Zai Khan reads that “sanction is accorded to the declaration of the spell of heavy rainfall/snowfall during the period of October 23 and 24, 2021 as ‘State Specific Calamity’ in terms of Para 3 (ii) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) guidelines issued by the MHA (GOI), for the purpose of providing relief to the effected families and departments from SDRF.

The districts covered for the purpose have been identified as Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian of Kashmir Division and Jammu, Udhampur, Kishtwar, Reasi, Samba and Kathua in Jammu Division.

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