Windstorm victims yet to get compensation
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Handwara, Nov 23: The Government has failed to compensate the victims of windstorm that caused damage to the property and orchards worth crores of rupees in the town here.
A strong windstorm hit the area in July this year causing damage to the houses and orchards estimated to be more than Rs seven crore. The government has released an instalment of Rs four crore, which is meagre and has not been fully disbursed among the victims, sources said.
According to revenue authorities, more than Rs 55 lakh had been distributed among victims whose houses were damaged. However the growers have not received any compensation.
“Out of required Rs seven crore (to compensate the losses), the district administration has received only Rs four crore. We have not distributed the amount lying with us, as it was not enough for all the victims. Besides it could have created law and order problem,” said deputy commissioner, Kupwara, Showkat Ahmed.
Divisional commissioner, Kashmir, Naseema Lankar told Greater Kashmir, the remaining amount had been sanctioned by government.
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