Srinagar: Union Minister for Surface Transport, Nitin Gadkari, today met Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, here today and discussed the prevailing aftermath of devastating flood in the state which besides claimed precious human lives, severely damaged infrastructure, private property, residential houses, livestock and standing crops.
Measures to be intensified and other initiatives required to be taken for reaching out to all the affected families and putting back life on tracks, were discussed in detail in the meeting.
The Chief Minister gave resume of the efforts of the state government for providing necessary succor to the flood affected and putting in place measures on war footing for relief and rehabilitation besides making health institutions functional, providing ration and other essentials to the people and dewatering of water logged areas particularly in the Srinagar city.
Omar sought liberal and extraordinary package from the central government for rehabilitation of flood affected and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure and the private property including residential houses. He also sought special package for the traders and business community and horticulturists, farmers and others affected for compensation for the huge losses incurred due to flood and torrential rains.