Ladakh floods: Project worth Rs 258.06 cr submitted to Centre

Last Updated: Monday, March 7, 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.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 23:11

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