Mirwaiz Kick-starts Building 100 Dwellings For Flood Affected Families


KL Report


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Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in action

Launching his post-flood rehabilitation project to create living space for 100 families, separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was seen personally working on the first pilot flat. Wearing a construction hat and a worker’s dress, he personally was carrying the repair gears and was part of the team.

After floods, Mirwaiz set up Dar-ul-Khair for relief and rehabilitation. With relief over, he decided to construct permanent dwelling units for 100 families in the city.

“We have started working on the first set of projects in Mandir Bagh where four such units would be created,” an aide of cleric said. “The unit is spanned over 650 sq ft area envisages a kitchen, a bath-toilet unit, a store, a bed room and a living room.”

The families are being locally identified by the Mohalla committees and the process would continue. “Most of the families that would be given these units have already been identified,” he said. The dwellings are being constructed under the charity’s Akh-Akis initiative. Akh-Akis, a Kashmir word, means ‘helping’ each other.

The initiative would require around six crore rupees. “Initially, we had the idea of spending Rs 5.25 crore on 100 units but now as the work started on it, it seems it may touch Rs 6 lakh per unit,” Shahidulislam, who is associated with the initiative said. “Right now we have already raised more than one crore rupees and Mirwaiz Sahab is personally mobilizing resourcing every Sunday.”


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