‘Rs 3.36 crore disbursed among flood-hit traders’

As per the report received by the Governor, Rs.
‘Rs 3.36 crore disbursed among flood-hit traders’
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As per the report received by the Governor, Rs.3.36 crore was disbursed by the Deputy Commissioners as relief to traders in Kashmir Valley on 29th February 2016, an official spokesman said.

"This includes Rs 1.89 crore in Srinagar; Rs.0.26 crore in Pulwama; Rs.0.19 crore in Kulgam; Rs.1 crorein  Anantnag; and Rs. 0.02 crore in Bandipora," he said.

A Raj Bhawan spokesperson recalled that the Governor had directed the disbursement of relief to the traders under the supervision of the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, who is now closely monitoring this work.

Meanwhile,  Divisional Kashmir DrAsghar Hassan Samoon said till date an amount of Rs 40.70 crore has been disbursed among 9984 traders who were affected during the floods of September 2014.

While reviewing the process of disbursal of relief among the traders, DrSamoon said that government is committed to help each and every trader who suffered losses during September 2014 floods. The Divisional Commissioner was informed that the process of disbursal of relief was expedited after 25 February 2016 and from that time onwards 5532 traders have been granted cheques worth Rs 14.32 crores.

On 01 March 2016 an amount of Rs 1.99 crores was disbursed among 813 traders. Giving details the officials said that Rs 1.10 crores was distributed among 377 traders of Srinagar, Rs 74 lakhs among 390 traders of Anantnag, Rs 13 lakhs among 39 traders of Pulwama and Rs 3 lakhs among 12 traders of Bandipora today.

The Divisional Commissioner said that the process of relief distribution would continue. He said that a proposal for release of additional Rs 120 crores has already been sent to government and the same will be distributed among flood affected people.

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