Floods in Jammu and Kashmir

Floods in Jammu and Kashmir
As per the information received from the Jammu & Kashmir Government, 282 humans and 61,326 cattle have been lost, 6.48 lakh hectares cropped area affected and 2.53 lakh houses have been reported damaged due to floods/ landslides during 2014.

With regard to the relief, it is mentioned that State Governments concerned are initially required to undertake relief operations in the wake of natural calamity from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). In case of a calamity of ‘severe nature’ additional assistance is extended from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) after following the laid down procedure. Financial assistance is towards relief and not for compensation of loss as suffered.

The Government of India had provided all possible logistics assistance like deployment of the Army, Indian Air Force, Navy, National Disaster Response Force for search and rescue operations, providing sufficient food, water, medicines, tents, blankets, dewatering pump, water purifying systems etc., to the State Government.

In order to support the affected people of Jammu & Kashmir, the Government of India has released an amount of Rs. 94.33 crore, in advance, from SDRF on 5-11-2014. Besides, the Government of India has released Rs. 1000 crore under Special Plan Assistance (SPA) on 22.10.2014 to the State for flood relief and rehabilitation. In addition, an amount of Rs. 570 crore for rebuilding of damage houses and Rs. 175 crore for damaged hospitals has been announced from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

This was stated by Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Shri K.C. Tyagi & others in the Rajya Sabha today.
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