Last relief installment for 2005 earthquake victims in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Mar 15: The Jammu and Kashmir government has paid the last installment of Rs 60,000 relief each to 84 quake-hit families of far flung Daniseidan village in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.

An official spokesman said Minister for Animal Husbandry, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Taj Mohi-ud-Din distributed outstanding earthquake relief cheques among the families.

He also announced Rs 5 lakh out of his Constituency Development Fund (CDF) for upgradation of link road in the village, one of the most villages affected by the major October 8,2005 earthquake, which claimed thousands of lives in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and this part of the Line of Control.

The Minister assured the villagers that the government has been working tirelessly for socio-economic upliftment of people living in far flung and order areas of the state. It has also committed to bring these people at par with other places in the state through developmental and other welfare programmes.

He said for additional five rooms for High School Danisedan, Rs 56 lakhs have been earmarked, besides for completion of Public Health Centre Rs 1.33 crore have been provided. He said work on water supply scheme in the village is nearing completion and Rs 60 lakh are being provided for the purpose.

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