Governor thanks Prime Minister and Home Minister
JAMMU: The Prime Minister today approved financial aid of Rs.426.83 crore out of the Prime Ministers National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for assistance being provided to the owners of severely and partially damaged pucca and Kacha houses. This aid will benefit 1.87 lakh owners of houses damaged in the floods.
The Spokesperson recalled that the Prime Minister had earlier announced PMNRF relief of Rs. 1 lakh and Rs. 50,000 to the affected families whose Pacca/Kacha houses had been fully damaged.
The Governor has directed the Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu Divisions to urgently finalize the data of beneficiaries in accordance with the admissibility conditions so that the grants can be electronically transferred to their bank accounts without any loss of time.
The Raj Bhavan Spokesperson recalled that soon after taking over the Governor had sent a detailed communication to the Union Home Minister to highlight that the scale of relief admissible under the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) is altogether inadequate for the affected families to even partially repair their damaged houses. The Governor had called for substantial enhancement in the scale of relief to enable the affected families to carry out the essential repairs, keeping in view the considerably high cost of materials and labour in the Kashmir Valley.