DC Kishtwar inspects quake-hit buildings


KISHTWAR, OCTOBER 27 – Taking prompt action on the reported damages caused to the houses and schools due to tremors that shook the state yesterday, Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar G N Balwan today rushed to Government Higher Secondary School (Boys), Government Higher Secondary School, Girls, City Middle Schools in Kishtwar and Nagsani and took stock of the situation there .

Meanwhile, an awareness camp under AASRA scheme of Social Welfare Department was also organized in Nagsani. The Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar G N Balwan was the chief guest on the occasion.

While addressing the gathering, the DC informed the participants that under Aasra, the state government would pay premium for the Prime Minister Surakhsha Bhima Yojna and Prime Minister Jeevan Jyoti Bhima Yojna in case of eligible beneficiaries including breadwinners of families whose annual income is less than Rs 75,000 and all widows and destitute .

He said that  all such  families must register themselves with the social welfare department and the department will forward the cases of eligible families to the banks where the beneficiaries have their bank accounts and the financial assistance will be provided to them through the banks, he added.

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