Of 3200 traders none was given compensation: KTF
Kashmir Traders Federation (KTF) today said that not a single trader out of 3200 traders affiliated with it who had been hit by the floods here, has been rehabilitated by the government.
KTF chief spokesperson, Ajaz Shahdhar said the Federation had submitted to the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar the requisite details along with forms of 3,200 flood-hit traders from Karan Nagar, Chattabal, Moomin Abad Tengpora Bye-pass, Budshah Chowk, New Court Road, Mandi Market, and Kani Kadal markets here.
"Out of these traders, not a single trader has been compensated by the government so far," he said.
"We don't know whom they are paying. We are not aware of the names that surface in the press as the people whose claims are being settled."
Shahdhar alleged that government is "adopting pick and choose" for granting relief to the shopkeepers.
"What is the fun of submitting the forms when we have not been considered for such relief? The traders are waiting anxiously (for the financial assistance) so that they can reestablish their business units as early as possible," he said.
He also accused the insurance companies of not having settled the claims of the "maximum number of traders".