JK gets Rs 156 cr for drought relief
Jammu, Oct 30: Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla today said the State had received Rs 156.79 crore to provide relief to the 2009-10 drought hit areas of the state.
The sector wise details of the assistance approved by the High Level Committee to J&K government for drought of 2009-10 include 90 crore for Agriculture Input Subsidy, two crore for drinking water supply and 64.77 crore for assistance for providing free ration to the affected families for 90 days (Gratuitous Relief).
During a press conference, Bhalla said the State had requested for central assistance in the wake of drought. The High Level Committee (HLC) in its meeting held on 16 September, 2009, considering the memorandum, report of the Central Team, recommendations of the Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG)thereon and the extant items and norms of assistance from CRF/SDRF and NCCF/NDRF, approved Rs. 156.77 crore for drought management.
He said the government was aware of the problems faced by farmers adding recent heavy hailstorm had extensively damaged the standing crops leading to heavy financial losses. He said 18 districts of the state have been announced drought hit which include Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajouri, Poonch, Udhampur, Reasi, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Islamabad (Anantnag), Bandipora, Kulgam, Kargil, Kupwara, Pulwama, Baramullah and Budgam.
He said near about 20,000 hectare area had been affected in Kashmir and 4, 53698 hectare in Jammu division.
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