Srinagar, May 6 (Scoop News) –Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday announced three months free ration for earthquake affected families of erstwhile Doda District. He sanctioned release of Rs. 25 crore for restoration of damaged public services infrastructure in the earthquake-hit areas.
Chairing the meeting of State Disaster Management Authority here this afternoon, the Chief Minister also approved procurement of tents to be supplied to the affected families whose houses have been damaged totally in the natural calamity that hit districts of Doda, Ramban, Kishtwar and adjacent areas on 1st May 2013.
The Chief Minister directed the concerned to ensure finalization of damage assessment report by visiting each affected household so that mobilization of financial support for reconstruction and repair of damaged houses takes place on fast track. He directed for preparing a case for financial support to the affected families in the pattern of relief provided to affected people in Ladakh and said that it should be submitted to the Central Government as early as possible.
Omar Abdullah also directed for early assessment of the damages to the property in South Kashmir due to 1st May earthquake.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand, Minister for Medical Education, Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Minister for CAPD, Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan, Minister for R&B, Abdul Majid Wani, Minister of State for Revenue, Ajaz Ahmad Khan, Minister of State for Health, Shabir Ahmad Khan, Minister of State for Home, Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo, Chief Secretary, Mohammad Iqbal Khandey, various Principal Secretaries, Commissioner Secretaries and Members of State Disaster Management Authority.
In a PowerPoint presentation Secretary Revenue and Rehabilitation, Vinod Koul gave details of tentative damage assessment and measures taken for rescue, relief and rehabilitation of the affected families.