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SC formed 5-member committee to evaluate damage caused by floods in J&K

Sep 24, 2014 15:15 IST

The Supreme Court of India on 24 September 2014 formed a five member committee to evaluate the damage caused by devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in September 2014.

The 5-member committee will comprise a senior Registrar of J & K High Court posted at Srinagar, Secretary of the J&K Department of Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, a nominee of the central government and the presidents of the bar associations of Sringar and Jammu regions.

The committee will assess the ground situation in J&K after floods and submit the report to the SC within two weeks. The interim report of the committee will also be submitted to the J&K High Court

The committee was formed by SC bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha while hearing the J&K government’s counsel on J&K floods.

Earlier, the court in its hearing said that such a huge a calamity and disaster witnessed by Jammu and Kashmir during floods deserves national response.


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