J&K floods damaged more than 2.5 lakh private structures: State gov

  • PTI, Jammu
  • Updated: Feb 03, 2015 18:12 IST

Jammu and Kashmir government has revealed that around 2.54 lakh private structures and more than Rs 6500 crore public infrastructures were damaged during the


last year.

"Around 2.54 lakh private structures were damaged during the floods, while the damage to the public infrastructure has been estimated to be more than Rs.6500 crore in the state", commissioner secretary of Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Vinod Kaul told a team of World Bank officials in Jammu.

Kaul gave a detailed presentation on Monday with regard to the September 2014 floods to the team. He held detailed discussions on financial support needed for rebuilding the damaged infrastructure and rehabilitation of the people beside helping to revive the business community which suffered on account of the recent floods."

The state government's team was headed by principal secretary of planning and development, BR Sharma and the World Bank was led by Saurabh Dani.

Principal secretary finance, said that the state government is looking forward to support and assistance from the World Bank.

The World Bank has assured full support and assistance to the government and informed that it is fully aware of the losses suffered by the people in the J&K because of the floods. "

Their focus is on rehabilitation of the affected families and also helping in rebuilding of the public infrastructure such as roads and bridges.

The team said that they will put forward an analysis of the loss assessment within a few days and one of the teams that proceeded to Srinagar will remain stationed there for two to three days. It will give them an overall view as to how the state government can be provided financial support.

The other team which is at Jammu, shall visit the districts of Reasi, Udhampur, Poonch, Rajouri and Jammu. They informed that the report shall be submitted to the government, followed by the discussions with the Union Ministry of Finance to finalise the proposal.

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