40 persons died, over 90,000 houses damaged in Sep 2014 floods: Govt

SRINAGAR: Government on Saturday said that 40 persons were killed and over 90,000 houses suffered damages during the devastating floods last year.
In a written reply to a query, minster for Relief and Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari, said that 5774 pucca houses and 124 kacha houses were fully damaged, 23067 pucca houses and 88 kacha houses were severely damaged, 60879 pucca and 3886 kacha houses were partially damaged and 423 residential sheds were damaged in last year’s flood.
He said that a proper assessment about the damage was done. “Many teams were sent for assessing the damage including the technical persons (JE/AE/ Ex.Eng) on whose report the assessment is done.”
He said that re-verification of the houses is being done which developed cracks after the government assessed the damage. “Relief is accordingly being paid by the concerned deputy commissioners as per re-assessment report and the report of SOP committee,” Bukhari said.
As far as the permanent restoration of the public property is concerned, the minister said “a plan has been formulated by the line department and submitted to government for funding as permanent restoration is not covered under SDRF norms.”
“Temporary restoration works have already been executed.”

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