Vohra to meet Modi today

Vohra to meet Modi today

The Union Home Minister will also chair a meeting of all departments to review ongoing projects for providing relief to the people who have hit badly in the floods.

J&K Governor NN Vohra will be calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday after which it is expected that an in-principle nod for a flood relief package for the state would be given, official sources said.

The Union Home Minister will also chair a meeting of all departments to review ongoing projects for providing relief to the people who have hit badly in the floods.

During his separate meetings with Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister ArunJaitley, the Governor briefed them about the financial problems and sought immediate central assistance for providing relief to people who had been affected by September’s worst-ever flood.

During the meeting, it was agreed that severely and partially damaged houses will also be eligible for getting compensation from the state government.

"The modalities are being fixed and a scheme will be announced soon," a senior official said.