Kashmir floods: Govt disburses Rs 324 cr to affected house-owners

March 17:Jammu and Kashmir government has disbursed over Rs 324 crore as relief to owners of those houses which were damaged during the 2014 devastating floods in the state.

The deputy commissioners have disbursed an amount of Rs 324.10 crore for 29,435 cases of flood-damaged houses under the Prime Minister’s Development Plan (PMDP) in the state, an official spokesman said.

As per the details, disbursement has been done to the tune of Rs 1.43 crore to 536 cases in Ramban district; Rs 2.36 crore to 814 cases in Doda district and Rs 48.94 crore to 9474 cases in Anantnag district, among other places.

The state government has released an additional grant of Rs 279 crore for disbursement under PMDP to the deputy commissioners — Srinagar district Rs 234 crore; Budgam district Rs 39 crore, and Udhampur district Rs 6 crore.

Also, as of March 16, cumulative fund to the tune of Rs 967.13 crore has been released which includes Rs 468.16 crore in Srinagar district and Rs 78.12 crore in Budgam district.

among other places.

The financial assistance is being transferred by the Deputy Commissioners directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

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