Rs 40.23 lakh relief for affected families hit by recent snow

SRINAGAR: The District Level Screening Committee cum inter-departmental committee(s) constituted by the District Administration, Srinagar approved an assistance of Rs 38.20 Lakh in cases of houses damaged due to recent heavy snowfall; assistance to affected families, reconstruction aid and also restoration and upgradation of power distribution stations as well as school buildings.
Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Choudhary chaired the DLSCC meeting.
Sr Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, Addl Deputy Commissioner, Jt Director Planning, Jt Commissioner SMC, District Disaster Management Officer, Superintending Engineers of KPDCL, PHE, PWD, district officers and Tehsildars and other members attended the meeting.
An amount of Rs 40.23 Lakh was sanctioned in cases of houses damaged due to heavy snowfall which included 09 houses fully damaged, 6 houses partially damaged, 7 sheds and a number of roof-tops damaged during the heavy snowfall. Amount was released to respective Tehsils for crediting to the accounts of affected families, including Rs 3.84 Lakh in Tehsil Shalteng, Rs 4.35 Lakh in Tehsil South, Rs 3.27 Lakh in tehsil North, Rs 2.76 Lakh in Tehsil Chanapora, Rs 3.97 Lakh in Tehsil Eidgah, Rs 7.80 Lakh in Tehsil Khanyar and Rs 8.15 Lakh in Tehsil Panthachowk. Another amount of Rs 6 Lakh was released in favour of families having suffered various damages during the snowfall. The assistance amounts if being credited to the accounts of families through DBT.

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