Govt orders disbursement of relief to flood victims


Jammu: Following the approval of the State Administrative Council, the Revenue Department has issued orders to the payment of financial assistance, under Prime Minister’s Development Plan 2015, to the owners of houses damaged due to floods of September 2014.

The financial assistance sanctioned under Prime Minister’s Development Plan 2015 will be over and above the relief/financial assistance already provided in favour of affected households in the past under State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF).

As per the orders, the financial assistance shall be transferred directly by the concerned Deputy Commissioners into the bank accounts of the flood victims as have already been provided assistance under PMNRF through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

With the assistance being sanctioned now, the composite relief/financial assistance in respect of different categories of the damaged houses will be as:

(Amount in Rs)

Category of House             SDRF           PMNRF         PMDP(2015)       Total


 Fully Damaged Pucca           75000            100000              250000            425000   


Fully Damaged Kacha            17600            50000               100000             167600   


Severally Damaged Pucca     12600            50000               125000             187600   


Severally Damaged Kacha     3800             10000                 50000                63800   


Partially Damaged Pucca       3800             25000                 20000                48800   


Partially Damaged Kacha       2300             5000                  10000                17300 

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