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89 cr disbursed as interim relief to flood-affected families: J&K govt

“2849 families of Srinagar district who lost their houses totally in the floods have been distributed interim relief," said a spokesman.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar |
Updated: October 20, 2014 4:15:06 pm
The Jhelum in Srinagar, in a less turbulent time (Source: Tashi Tobgyal) The Jhelum in Srinagar, in a less turbulent time (Source: Tashi Tobgyal)

J-K Government said that 89 crores have been disbursed as interim relief amongst the flood affected families in Kashmir Valley. The information was given to Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah here during a high level meeting held on Monday.

“2849 families of Srinagar district who lost their houses totally in the floods have been distributed interim relief. About 7000 such families have so far been provided this relief in the Valley,” an official spokesman said. He said that the process of distributing interim relief to the affected families is on full swing.

He said that 99 percent power supply has been restored in the valley. “Out of 228 sub-stations of 66-33/11-6.6 KV, as many as, 226 have been restored in the Valley while as all the 257 such stations in Jammu are functional,” he said.

The spokesman said that 1560 tonnes of garbage and debris has been removed from the city. “Total quantity of garbage, muck and rubble removed from the city so far accounts for about 50000 tonnes,” it said.

According to the spokesman on the procurement of prefabricated shelters the Chief Minister was informed that two organizations in this field have been contacted and the arrangements will be finalised shortly.

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