J&K govt releases over Rs 415 cr for houses damaged in floods

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has released over Rs 415 crore for people whose houses were damaged in the floods in September 2014.

“The state government has released Rs 418.67 crore for electronic disbursement to owners of houses which were damaged in floods, under the Prime Minister’s Development Plan-2015 (PMDP),” an official spokesman said.

In Srinagar district, Rs 234.16 crore will be distributed, in Samba district Rs 2.35 crore, in Ganderbal Rs 81 lakh, in Budgam district Rs 39.12 crore, in Pulwama Rs 28.87 crore, in Anantnag Rs 48.94 crore, and in Bandipora Rs 17.16 crore.

In Baramulla district, Rs 17.61 crore, in Rajouri district Rs 22.63 crore, in Udhampur district Rs 6.97 crore, in Ramban district Rs 7.53 crore, in Kishtwar district Rs 2.38 crore, in Doda district Rs 3.03 crore, in Shopian district Rs 7.27 crore, in Kupwara district Rs 20 lakh and in Kulgam district Rs 19.08 crore will be distributed amongst the house owners.

The financial assistance is being transferred directly by the respective deputy commissioners into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), the spokesman said.

The spokesman said that the State Administrative Council (SAC) meeting chaired by the Governor had on February 25 decided to grant financial assistance under the Prime Minister’s Development Plan-2015 at the rate of Rs 2.50 lakh for fully damaged pucca house, Rs 1.25 lakh for severely damaged pucca house, Rs 1 lakh for fully damaged kucha house, Rs 50,000 for severely damaged kucha house, Rs 20,000 for partially damaged pucca house and Rs 10,000 for partially damaged kucha house.

The Governor has directed that the entire amount of Rs 418.67 crore be transferred to the beneficiaries within seven days.