Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday met union home minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi and discussed various matters related to the state.
According a government spokesman, the two leaders discussed among other things was rehabilitation of flood-affected families of Kashmir and providing necessary succour to the civil population living on the border and the line of control (LoC) bearing the brunt of firing and shelling from across the border.
The chief minister highlighted the need of granting special assistance package to Jammu and Kashmir to rebuild the state after the devastating and unprecedented floods. Restoring the shattered economy and reconstructing the damaged public infrastructure also came up for discussion during the meeting.
The chief minister sought extension of package for border people who are commonly confronted with shelling and firing from Pakistan. He said the life, property, livestock, crops and economic activities of these people are victim of firing from across the border. He said these people have remained constant target of shelling for last 60 years and their proper rehabilitation and safeguarding is need of the hour for which the chief minister advocated liberal financial support from the Centre.
The chief minister mentioned the memorandum sent by the state government for the flood-affected families as also the proposals for safeguarding the people living on the border. He expressed the hope that the Centre would approve the memorandum and other proposals in this regard and extend every support to the state for its reconstruction and sorting out problems particularly confronting the flood-affected population and the border people.
The union home minister assured the chief minister of all the help from the Centre for reconstruction and rebuilding of the state and providing help to border people.
The chief minister expressed his gratitude to the union leadership and home minister for the support and help given to Jammu and Kashmir in carrying out rescue and relief operations in the hour of crisis