LG grieved, announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to NoK
File Photo of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha DIPR J&K

LG grieved, announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to NoK

'Will do everything to support affected families’

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the Next of Kin (NoK) of those who lost their lives in the tragic cloudburst in Kishtwar. The grievously injured would be given Rs 50,000 each and Rs 12,700 under SDRF would also be disbursed.

Relief under SDRF for loss of houses, utensils, clothing, household goods, cattle, cattle shed, loss of agricultural land etc. would also be provided by the Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar.

"The J&K government will do everything possible to support and protect the affected families. In such trying times, it is our duty to care for those who have been unfortunately affected by these natural calamities," the Lt Governor said.

Earlier in the morning, the LG through his official Twitter handle had expressed grief over the loss of lives and devastation in Kishtwar. In a series of tweets, he also detailed about steps being taken to provide reprieve to the affected families.

“Saddened over loss of precious lives due to flash floods caused by cloudburst in Dacchan, Kishtwar. My thoughts are with bereaved families,” LG Sinha tweeted.

“Spoke to senior authorities and district administration. Army and SDRF team working on war footing to rescue people and trace the missing persons. I am continuously monitoring the situation...District administration, Police & SDRF team is at Honjar village. An SDRF team is waiting to be airlifted at Jammu while two SDRF teams are on stand-by. An NDRF team from Punjab has been rushed for rescue & relief operation,” Sinha said.

“Out of 38 affected individuals, 17 injured have been rescued & being provided medical care. Spoke to Hon'ble Home Minister Shri Amit Shah Ji & discussed situation prevailing due to cloudburst in Kishtwar. Hon'ble Home Minister has assured continuous support from Central Govt. The entire nation stands in solidarity with all those affected by unfortunate natural calamity,” he informed.

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