Omar orders immediate relief to flood-hit victims

Omar orders immediate relief to flood-hit victims

By: || Updated: 09 Oct 2014 11:20 AM
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday issued strict directions for immediate distribution of relief to the flood affected families under State Disaster Relief Fund.




"Whatever relief is available to the affected families under State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) should be immediately distributed to them," the Chief Minister said at a meeting attended by top officials of the state.


The meeting was convened to review process of relief and rehabilitation for flood-hit families.


The Chief Minister said the compensation for cattle loss, crop damage, collapsed houses, warm bedding, and clothing etc should be accounted for in delivery of temporary relief to the flood survivors.


He said winter is setting in soon and concerned Deputy Commissioners should spare no efforts and lose no time in distributing the relief promptly.


The Chief Minister said the comprehensive package for the rehabilitation of flood-hit families has been formulated by the state government and is being sent to the Government of India for release of funds after vetting by the state Cabinet.


He said till the time the Special Relief Package is approved by the Centre, the Deputy Commissioners should promptly distribute all sort of temporary relief available under SDRF to the flood affected families.


Omar, who has fixed one week's time for completing the task of distributing compensation to the house owners whose houses are fully damaged in the floods, received brief from Divisional Commissioner on the follow-up action on this issue.


He was also briefed about providing temporary accommodation to the flood-hit families residing on roadsides.

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