UP to provide quake-hit J&K with water-proof tents

The Samajwadi Party will provide 3,000 water-proof tents to those whose homes were damaged in the recent earthquake in Chenab valley of Jammu and Kashmir.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published: July 31, 2013 5:48:49 am

The Samajwadi Party will provide 3,000 water-proof tents to those whose homes were damaged in the recent earthquake in Chenab valley of Jammu and Kashmir.

The tents will be provided to the people of Doda,Ramban and Kishtwar districts of Jammu division on the request of SP state president Sheikh Abdul Rahman,a former Rajya Sabha member.

Sources said the state government will soon invite quotations from manufacturing firms for the procurement.

The UP government has estimated the cost of these tents to be around Rs 2 crore,an amount that will be taken from the CM’s Relief Fund.

Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani has already sent a letter from a former MP to CM Secretariat,asking if the CM’s relief fund could be used to extend help to any other state after the Revenue Department refused to provide funds for these tents.

The UP government,too,had given Rs 25 crore from the same fund to Uttarakhand government following the flash floods in June.

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