Name mismatch: 4000 flood victims still await NDMA relief  

KL Report

SRINAGAR

While NDMA has released compensation amount to more than 18000 beneficiaries of last year’s flood, at least four thousand other continue to await the relief under Prime Ministers National Relief Fund (PMNRF) due to name mismatch or invalid account number.

According to the latest figures released by the NDMA on its official website, 18068 families whose houses were completely damaged due to the deluged have been paid Rs 1 lakh under the PMNRF.

Even though nearly two lakh residential houses have suffered damage due to the floods, the relief is being provided to those whose houses—‘pucca or kucha’—were fully damaged by the deluge.

According to GNS, the state’s Revenue Department has put the number of completely damaged houses at 20952—10063 in Jammu and 10889 in Kashmir Valley.

At the same time, there are 4000 families whose cases are pending due to name mismatch or invalid account number. Among them include 740 families in Srinagar, one of the worst flood-hit districts in the state, followed by Rajouri (680), Jammu (641), Reasi (184), Bandipora (255), Budgam (110), Samba (71), Anantnag (73), Kulgam (55), Kishtwar (11), Doda (07) and Ganderbal (1).

There are also 135 cases where the NDMA has made the payment but it has failed at Bank level due to ‘KYC Dormant’.

According to official figures, there are 66,608 houses in Jammu and 133,356 in Kashmir region which were damaged due to the floods. Based on the severity of damage, the administration has separated it into three categories—fully, severely and partially damaged.

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