RAJOURI: District Administration Rajouri today provided relief assistance to victims of recent flash floods that damaged several houses beyond repair in Thannamandi Sub-Division. A team of district administration led by Assistant Commissioner Revenue, A.Q Mir, SDM Afzal Mirza and Tehsildar Thannamandi Qadeer ur Rehman provided relief assistance to victims in Khablan village.
MLA Rajouri Advocate Qamar Choudhary, former Sarpanchs, prominent citizens and representatives of NGOs were also present on the occasion. Earlier in the week, Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Dr. Shahid Choudhary along with a team of district administration had conducted a detailed inspection of losses due to cloudbursts and resultant flash-floods in various areas of Thannamandi sub-division which led to massive damages.
There were major damages to private property including livestock and houses. Six houses were damaged beyond repair and more than a dozen were affected partially whereas a number of animals were also washed away for which sheep husbandry departments is extending relief assistance. Assistance of Rs 1 lakh each was provided to each family.
The administration has also finalised plan for giving 100% subsidy on seeds to the farmers for loss of crops. Relief assistance for damages to livestock and other private and public infrastructure has been projected by the district administration to SDMA, informed an official spokesperson of the district administration. The general public appreciated the prompt response of departments in rescue and restoration.
Meanwhile, the district administration also provided relief assistance of Rs 1,01,900 in favour of Mohd Bashir, son of Wazir Mohd tehsil Koteranka, Rs. 17600 in favour of Nisar Hussain, son of Mohd Hussain tehsil Koteranka, Rs 1,01,900 in favour of Shakila Begum wife of Mohd Sadiq tehsil Nowshera, Rs. 1,01,900 in favour of Sita Ram, son of Shiv Ram tehsil Sunderbani and Rs. 35,000 in favour of Mohd Arshad son of Kala Khan tehsil Rajouri for their damaged houses due to landslides/flash floods.
Furthermore, relief assistance of Rs. 20000 was provided to two victims of road accident at Budhal. Another amount of Rs 1 lakh each was provided to two families whose houses were damaged due to landslides/cloudburst. The Flood Control Department and Rural Development Department have initiated the process for restoration works and Agriculture department has formulated plan for early clearance of fields damaged due to debris.