Pradesh Congress Committee president Saifuddin Soz said to minimise the loss of property and lives in Doda district, which fall in seismic zone four and five, all constructions in future must have retrofitting, which is easily available and not very costly.
He said this during conversation with experts adding that he had requested M Shashidhar, vice-chairman, National Disaster Management Authority to visit the district and assess the situation. He said Shashidhar decided to arrange a team of experts from Hyderabad who will visit the affected areas of Doda district. Soz said he had also taken up the issue of relief with the Prime Minister.
Cong can safeguard Jammu region's interest: MP
Jammu: Congress MP Madan Lal Sharma has said the Congress was the only party that could either form the government on its own in the state or act as coalition partner and safeguard the interest of the Jammu region.
Addressing a public meeting at Simbliwala, Raipur Domana constituency, he said people should unite to defeat anti-Jammu forces. The MP said people of this constituency hadn't benefitted from the ongoing developmental schemes started by the Centre.
He said the Centre had started many programmes for the development of the Scheduled Castes and asked people to take benefit of all such schemes. He announced the construction of Community Hall for Bhagat Baradari out of MPLADS fund.