Cabinet sanctions timber to flood-hit on concessional rates

SRINAGAR: The Cabinet which met here under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah approved the proposal for supplying of timber to the flood affected people on concessional rates besides waiver in the sales tax levied at 13.5% against the timber to be supplied to them.
The Cabinet approved supply of 100 cft and upto 50 cft of timber depending on the extent of damaged suffered for each fully and partially damaged house respectively as assessed by the concerned revenue authority.