Minister of State for Transport (Independent charge) PWD(R&B) Revenue, Agriculture Production RDD and Panchayati Raj and YSS, Sunil Kumar Sharma met fire victims of village “Khajrooni” Padder and handed over relief cheques and other material to the affected families. Six houses were gutted, while several others were partially damaged in the far flung village of sub division Padder, few days back. The Minister gave cheque of Rs 1.019 lakhs each to the affected families for reconstruction of their damaged houses. He also informed the locals that MoS in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh has assured to provide Rs five lakh to each family who suffered losses in the fire. Also one eligible member of the family will be recruited as “Special Police officer”(SPO) in J&K Police. The Minister also announced to provide 6 month free ration and Rs 3000 monthly rent to the affected families till they are permanently rehabilitated. In addition to this, the Minister personally gave Rs Ten thousand each to the affected family. Each affected family was also provided a Tent, a Kitchen set and Solar home light, besides one hundred blankets were also distributed among them. While talking to people, the Minister assured full help to the people and said that the government will provide every type of support to them as and when needed. Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, GN Balwan and other officers of district administration also accompanied the Minister during the visit.