Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari today informed the House that to meet the requirement for rehabilitation of affected people and restoration of public infrastructure, a package for an amount of Rs.43959.56 crores with the prior approval of State Cabinet was submitted to Centre in 2014, for consideration.
Replying to a question by Mr. Usman Abdul Majid, the Minister said that Prime Minister, however, announced a Reconstruction Plan amounting to Rs.80,068/- crore for the State on November 7, 2015. He said that an amount of Rs.1194.00 crore has been released under PMDP-2015, for providing additional financial assistance to flood victims of 2014 whose houses were damaged and out of which an amount of Rs.956.57/- crore stands disbursed in favor of the flood victims. He said this financial assistance is over and above the relief provided under SDRF norms and Prime Ministers National Relief Fund (PMNRF).
The Minister said that Government has provided relief to the flood victims of 2014 in the State as admissible under SD.RF norms. He said additional financial assistance was also provided under PMNRF and PMDP, over and above the SDRF norms. He said however, more than 10,500 cases are pending release of financial assistance under PMNRF and PMDP-2015.
The Minister said that in Bandipora constituency on the directions of Court 1638 applications have been received by the Deputy Commissioner for re-verification of the damages. He said out of these 113 applications pertaining to Bandipora constituency have been found genuine for which relief as admissible under SDRF norms will be considered soon.
The Minister said that Rs. 1724.61 crore financial assistance was provided to flood sufferers of 2014 in the State under SDRF, PMNRF and PMDP 2015. He said in Bandipora and Sonawari constituencies, Rs. 9.10 crore under SDRF, Rs. 22.32 crore under PMNRF and Rs. 32.94 crore under PMDP were provided as relief to the flood sufferers of 2014.
2015 Kashmir Despatch