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Mehbooba visits fire hit Sukhnai village,announces package

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Chief Minister, today visited the fire-hit Sukhnai village in Kishtwar district and announcedrelief package for the rehabilitation and welfare of the victims.

Mehbooba visited the people affected by the fire in far-off Sukhnai village in Warwan area of Kishtwar district and announced various relief measures for the rehabilitation and welfare of the victims, an official spokesman said.

She also took stock of the extensive damage caused by the devastating blaze in this remote area.

As many as 126 families have been affected due to the Saturday night blaze in which 80 residential houses and an equal number of cow sheds and other structures including shops, middle school, Masjid, Anganwari Centres, Sub-Centre and over 400 cattle and sheep perished.

During her visit, the Chief Minister assured the affected villagers of all possible support from the Government for their welfare and rehabilitation.

The Chief Minister announced various relief measures including free ration to every family for a period of six months, Rs 9,45,0000 under IAY (Rs 75,000 per household) in favour of all 126 affected families for reconstruction of individual houses, and three months rental for accommodation during the winter months at the rate of Rs 3000 per month per affected family.

The Chief Minister also announced Rs 1.25 crore as relief under SDRF for the affected families.

During the visit, the Chief Minister also directed the district administration to provide smokeless chullahs and solar powered lanterns to the affected families.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 22:22 IST