Omar Releases Rs 25 cr For Earthquake victims

KL Report

SRINAGAR

On the first working day of civil secretariat of summer session the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced three months free ration for earthquake affected families of erstwhile Doda District. He has sanctioned release of Rs 25 crore for restoration of damaged public services infrastructure in the earthquake-hit areas.

Chairing the meeting of State Disaster Management Authority here Monday afternoon, the Chief Minister has also approved procurement of tents to be supplied to the affected families whose houses have been damaged totally in the natural calamity that hit districts of Doda, Ramban, Kishtwar and adjacent areas on May 01, 2013.

As per a statement the Chief Minister has directed the concerned to ensure finalization of damage assessment report by visiting each affected household so that mobilization of financial support for reconstruction and repair of damaged houses takes place on fast track. He has also directed for preparing a case for financial support to the affected families in the pattern of relief provided to affected people in Ladakh and said that it should be submitted to the Central Government as early as possible.

Omar Abdullah has directed for early assessment of the damages to the property in South Kashmir due to May 01 earthquake.

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