The Tripura government will contribute Rs.1 crore for the relief of flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir, a minister said here Wednesday.
"Like for the Uttarakhand natural catastrophe last year, Tripura with its limited resources has decided to donate Rs.1 crore towards the relief of flood-stricken people of Jammu and Kashmir," Tripura Information and Food and civil supplies minister Bhanu Lal Saha told reporters.
He said that the Tripura council of ministers, at its meeting chaired by chief minister Manik Sarkar, took the decision after discussing the colossal flood and trail of destruction unseen for decades in mountainous Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, as part of its nationwide move, the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has also appealed to the people of Tripura to donate generously for the distressed people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The CPI-M leaders and workers are now visiting door-to-door to collect donations from the people.
J-K govt should treat each affected family equally: BJP
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Wednesday asked the state government to direct its agencies not to work selectively and treat each family, affected by floods, equally in distribution of relief material and rehabilitation efforts.
"We stress on the state government to direct its field agencies to not work selectively to please leaders of National Conference and Congress but treat each affected family equally in matters of distribution of relief material and rehabilitation efforts," said Jugal Kishore Sharma, BJP State President and MP, after meeting a group of public activists from Akhnoor belt here.
To brief Sharma about the sufferings and the losses of the people in Akhnoor and elsewhere, a group of prominent public activists from Sangrampur, Chanjwa, Bakore, Garhi, Setreyal, Muthi Mera, Devipur, Samah nallah, Bomal, Kot Garhi, called on him at the party headquarters here.
They narrated their ordeal and told him that they were badly hit by the floods as they were residing adjacent and near the banks of river Chenab, and have lost everything and now have no means of sustenance.
They also demanded that their losses should be assessed at the earliest and in the mean time adequate relief should be provided.