Budgam: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers yesterday visited Frestwar , Hangoo , Negoo and other areas of Budgam district where landslides has completely damaged scores of houses.
AAP has appealed Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to immediately visit these villages in upper reaches of Budgam where more than three dozen houses have been damaged due to continuous erosion of land aftermath of the recent snowfall.
AAP leader and candidate for Srinagar Parliamentary seat Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat in a statement said that dozens of families in Frestwar , Hangoo , Neego , Loolipora , Watkaloo and other areas have suffered tremendous loss due to soil erosion and landslides but the Government has failed to even to reach out them for weeks together . It was only after AAP brought the matter into the notice of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and DC Budgam few days back that Tehsildar Khansahib visited one such village in Frestwar .
Mere visiting the village by a tehsildar cannot address the issues , the Government must declare the recent snowfall as a natural calamity and the victims whose houses have been destroyed must be provided compensation and enlisted in the beneficiary list of Indira Awaas Yojna (IAY) .
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