Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the cloudburst in Kishtwar.
The grievously injured would be given Rs 50,000 each and Rs 12,700 under SDRF shall also be disbursed, an official spokesperson said. He said relief under SDRF for loss of houses, utensils, clothing, household goods, cattle, cattle shed, loss of agricultural land etc. shall also be provided by the Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar.
“The J&K government will do everything possible to support and protect the affected families. In such trying times, it is our duty to care for those who have been unfortunately affected by these natural calamities,” Sinha said, as per official spokesperson.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.