Jammu and Kashmir government has completed the process of distribution of ex-gratia of Rs five lakh to each of the families of those who lost their lives in the September devastating floods in the state.
With millions of rupees flowing in from different NGOs for the Jammu and Kashmir flood victims, some youths from the Kashmir Valley have developed a web portal named 'Athwas' (handshake) to track the relief and rehabilitation work being carried out.
Jammu and Kashmir is battling the worst floods that has hit the state in the last 60 years and the situation forces one to think, who's behind this disaster? Who should be blamed for this most unfortunate event that has snatched away everything from the people of J&K?
Over five years after their houses were washed away by the Kosi river in the worst floods in Bihar in half a century, Karee Devi and Ramji Das - and hundreds of others like them - are still awaiting the construction of their houses under the state government`s rehabilitation and reconstruction project.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Friday said several measures are in the offing to give a boost to medical facilities in the state including construction of seven trauma centres and one mobile ambulance in each district.