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JK Govt releases additional Rs 100 cr each to Kashmir, Jammu

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The Omar Abdullah government today placed Rs 100 crore each at the disposal of the Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu for temporary restoration of infrastructure.

According to an official spokesman, the fresh grant is in addition to the already released Rs 100 crore each for Jammu and Kashmir divisions.

The multi-disciplinary teams constituted to assess losses due to the flood are working actively and pumps have been put up at various places to drain out stagnant water from the Srinagar city.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is monitoring relief and rehabilitation operations, directed for close coordination among critical departments of SMC, Flood Control, UEED, ERA and Fire and Emergency Services for ensuring speedy relief and rehabilitation of the flood victims.

He also directed to go for even controlled cuts to drain out the stagnant water, besides deploying maximum dewatering pumps. Omar asked the Chief Secretary to streamline the mechanism of loss assessment. He appealed to the insurance companies to depute their teams immediately to flood affected areas to settle the claims.

It was informed that 100 tonnes of food grains have been supplied to Srinagar and Budgam districts during the past two days by the CAPD, besides 400 tonnes and 150 tonnes food grains have been distributed in Anantnag, Pulwama and adjoining areas respectively.

About 162 LPG trucks have also been made available in Srinagar and adjacent areas in the last two days and work is on to replenish petrol supply in the valley.

Nearly, 40 lakh chlorine tablets have reached the Valley and the Chief Minister directed that these tablets should be distributed along with the relief material through CAPD, NDRF and other teams to all places. Likewise, nine lakh chlorine tablets have already been distributed in the flood affected areas, the spokesman said.

The meeting was apprised that Bone and Joint Hospital in Barzulla, Rainwara Hospital and SKIMS, Soura have resumed services. The SKIMS, Bermina which has been inundated will be made partially functional in a couple of days after water is drained out.

First Published: Tue, September 16 2014. 17:20 IST