Ladakh floods: Project worth Rs 258.06 cr submitted to Centre
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Last Updated: Monday, March 07, 2011, 23:11
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said that a detailed project report of over Rs 250 crore has been submitted to the Centre for rehabilitation and restoration works in flood-affected Ladakh region.

"A detailed project report of Rs 258.06 crore have been submitted to the Centre for compensating the masses and ensuring permanent restoration of public utility in flood- affected districts, including Leh and Kargil," State minister for Revenue and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla today told Legislative Assembly.

A special package of Rs 125 crore was announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for rescue and relief works in the Ladakh region only, he said.

Until now an amount of Rs 16.53 crore has been spent by deputy commissioners of Leh and Kargil for providing ex-gratia assistance to the next of kin of deceased and the injured, he said.

The minister said the government has released Rs 27.8 crore for restoration of public utilities in Leh district and so far an amount of Rs 15.50 crore have been spent for the purpose under various sectors there.

The Srinagar administration has not projected the demand for restoration of public utilities in Hazratbal constituency affected due to torrential rains under state disaster response fund norms, he said.

Incessant spells of rainfall, flash floods and cloud bursts have resulted in heavy damages to both lives and properties, he added.


First Published: Monday, March 07, 2011, 23:11

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