Central team visits 2005 quake affected areas, Rs 274 cr distribut

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Srinagar, Jan 28 (UNI) An amount of Rs 274 crore has been provided to families whose houses and other properties were damaged in the devastating earthquake on October 8,2005 in Baramulla district, including the most affected Uri tehsil.

This information was given to a Central Team headed by the Director, Department of Administrative Reforms, Satish Kumar during his visit to Uri and Baramulla.

The Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, informed the team that Rs 274 crore have so far been provided to the families affected by the earthquke in the district.

Out of 12,500 completely damaged houses, besides 5118 partially damaged houses, 9700 houses have been constructed, the team was informed.

In addition, 437 pre-fabricated sheds were also constructed.

Similarly, 51 irrigation schemes were completed at a cost of Rs 323 lakh and out of 59 damaged drinking water supply schemes, 15 have been completed and rest of the schemes are likely to be completed by March, 2008.

The Deputy Commissioner said 137 school buildings were nearing completion while 112 km-long road was reconstructed at a cost of Rs 1150 lakh.

As many as 43 hospital buildings were also constructed at a cost of Rs 11678 lakh and the district administration has constituted a management cell to monitor all these ongoing works, the Deputy Commissioner said.

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