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Rs 87 crore relief for J&K flood victims: Omar

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Srinagar, August 23, 2013
First Published: 20:33 IST(23/8/2013) | Last Updated: 21:09 IST(23/8/2013)

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday approved Rs. 87 crore for the relief and restoration measures in flood-hit areas in Jammu and Kashmir.

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"The assessment for crop and land losses should be finalized speedily so that affected people get compensation in accordance with the set procedures and as per the provisions of law," said Abdullah, who conducted two days tour of areas affected by recent rains and flood.

Of 87 crore, Rs. 77.50 crore would be for the restoration of public infrastructure, while Rs. 9.95 crores have been earmarked for private property losses.

In a PowerPoint presentation, Commissioner Secretary, Revenue, Vinod Koul gave details of loss of human lives, public infrastructure and private property in the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir in the month of August.

As many as 31 human lives have been lost in the floods while 22 received injuries. "More than 5,600 pacca and kachha houses got damaged fully or partially in the floods while crop loss has taken place on 1,738 hectares," saif Koul.

He said the total losses have been estimated at about Rs. 140 crores in both the divisions of the state.


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