SRINAGAR, JUNE 02: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today handed over relief cheques amongst small-time uninsured traders and destitute of Srinagar district, who were badly affected by devastating floods of 2014.
Referring to the steps taken by the Government to repair damaged infrastructure, in particular roads, schools, hospitals, filtration plants and power receiving stations, Mufti Sayeed said the Government will soon begin permanent restoration of public infrastructure facilities.
The Chief Minister also referred to the recent visit of the Parliamentary Standing Committee during which they discussed various issues pertaining to flood forecasting, climate change, pollution control and relief and rehabilitation measures.
All those small-time businessmen with turnover less than Rs. 5 lakh, who could not be provided cheques earlier, were handed over cheques by the Chief Minister today. The Srinagar District Administration has also provided relief cheques to 268 destitute so far.
Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, B. B. Vyas, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Asgar Samoon and Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone were also present on the occasion.