J&K gets Rs 90 cr Central fund for drought relief

Jammu and Kashmir has received a special package from the Centre of Rs 90 crores to provide immediate relief to families affected by the 2009-10 drought in the state.

Updated: May 05, 2011, 23:30 PM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir has received a
special package from the Centre of Rs 90 crores to provide
immediate relief to families affected by the 2009-10 drought
in the state.

"The state has got a Rs 90 crore package from the Centre
for providing immediate relief to the affected families of the
2009-10 drought," Minister for Revenue, Relief and
Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla said during a function at Samba,
50-kms from here, today.

Bhalla distributed cheques among the drought-hit families
of Samba district which has received Rs four crore as the
first instalment under the Central fund.

So far, Rs 32 lakh has been distributed among various
affected families of the border district out of the Rs 89
crore of the relief fund for families of Jammu division
affected by the drought, he said.

The Minister said the government was making all efforts
to provide infrastructure to rural and remote areas of the
state.

He directed the District Development Commissioner (DDC)
to conduct a survey to ascertain the damage to the season`s
wheat crop due to yellow rust and other natural vagaries so
that adequate relief could be provided to the effected
families.

PTI