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Union Government approved a rehabilitation package of 1102-crore rupees for J&K

Jan 31, 2015 16:39 IST

The Union Government on 31 January 2015 approved a rehabilitation package of 1102.56 crore rupees for the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The fund was approved in view of devastating flood of September 2014.

The fund has been sanctioned from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) and it will be used for rehabilitation of flood victims and for restoration of public infrastructure in the State.

Besides, for restoration of drinking water systems in the State, an additional fund of 20 crore rupees was also approved under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).

The decision on rehabilitation package was taken at a meeting between Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and J&K Governor NN Vohra in New Delhi.

During the meeting, the two also reviewed the utilisation of the Special Plan Assistance of 1000 crore rupees that was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister during his visit to flood-ravaged J&K had announced a grant of 765 crore rupees from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund and a further 1000 crore rupees as Special Assistance for the reconstruction of damaged public infrastructure.


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