Dr. Jitendra Singh reviews relief, rehabilitation measures in Kathua



KATHUA,: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS in PMO, Space and Atomic Energy, Dr. Jitendra Singh, today visited Kathua and held meeting with the district administration and prominent citizen to assess the rescue and relief operations in flood-hit areas of the district and had first hand appraisal of the situation.
While speaking on the occasion Dr Singh assured that the central government is committed to give every possible help to the state and called upon the district administration to involve stakeholders by constituting committees of citizens representing different political parties and social groups for identify the victims and and the quantum of relief to be provided to each such victim.
MLA Basohli Jagdish Spolia while speaking on the occasion said that the work of assessment is still going on in his constituency as few of remote areas are still inaccessible.
MLA Hiranagar Durga Dass also apprised the meeting that Tehsil Hiranagar is among the most affected due to recent incessant rains and floods as majority of the Nallahas and other tributaries pass through Hiranagar constituency.
Earlier detail note of damages by Flood Control, Education Department, PMGSY, Rawi Tawi Irrigation Canal, Mechanical Irrigation Construction, STD( Power), EM& RE (Power), Municipal Council & Committees, Health Department, Revenue Department, Rural Development, Floriculture, Regional Transport, District Garage and Fisheries Departments was apprised by the DDC Dr Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary to the Dr Singh.
Dr Jitendra Singh while going through the Power Point Presentation on the damages due to recent rains and floods recorded in the district assured that Kathua district is fortunate and among the less affected district but assured that relief, rehabilitation and compensation will be given to all the victims.
Dr Jitendra Singh stressed upon the need to take long- term measures to address the problems of floods in Ujh River and other flood prone areas during the rainy season.
DDC while concluding the proceedings disclosed that the assessment of flood damages is undergoing all across the district and assured that the work of assessment will be completed soon.
ADC Kathua Prasanna Ramaswamy G, ADDC Kathua Narinder Singh Bali, SSP Mohan Lal, chief planning officer and district heads of line and works department were present in the meeting.