JK Flood: Centre assures all assistance in rehabilitation work

Jammu flood
Jammu, Sept 13: Union Minister Jitendra Singh today made an aerial survey of flood-hit areas of Pancheri, Saddal and Muttal in Udhampur district and assured the people of all the rehabilitation assistance from the Centre.

"I assure the people that the entire reconstruction and rehabilitation work will be carried out at government expense," Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, said He assured the District and Divisional Administration that there will be no dearth of relief material from the Centre.

However, he instructed the administration to make sure that the relief material being sent from New Delhi is promptly distributed to each and everyone who is affected.

Wherever the district administration finds itself hard pressed in terms of resources or budget, he said, the Centre will be forthcoming with all necessary assistance to rebuild the lost structures.

Singh also instructed the Administration that while all suitable medical aid is being provided, wherever there is a need to shift any of the flood-affected victims to a medical institute outside the state, he should be directly contacted and he will personally make sure that arrangements to shift such patients are made immediately free of cost.

After the completion of aerial survey, Singh distributed relief material to the victims and also convened a meeting of the District Administration at Udhampur.

The Udhampur MP issued clear-cut instructions that the administration should maintain a direct and regular contact with him. "This is an emergent situation and has to be tackled in an emergent manner with a professional approach without unnecessary hassles," Singh said.


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