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NC seeks financial assistance for quake-hit Doda-Kishtwar

india Updated: Aug 04, 2013 12:56 IST
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In the wake of recent earthquakes in Doda-Kishtwar belt of Jammu region, National Conference has demanded a financial assistance from the Centre for tremor victims.

Provincial president NC Devender Singh Rana said: "We make a fervent appeal to the Centre for expeditious sanction of relief package for tremor victims of the area, duly recommended by chief minister Omar Abdullah nearly two months ago."

"The area has been rattled by a series of tremors in the recent months and two districts have suffered immense damages," he said in a statement and called for release of relief for renovating damaged houses ahead of winter.

He also referred to tremor jolts felt in the twin districts on Friday and on Saturday morning and called for initiating necessary measures, in consultation with experts, for taking preventive measures to save public life and property in the event of natural calamity.

Rana also called for putting in place the disaster management mechanism to meet any eventuality.