Centre on Monday sanctioned Rs 200 crore for immediate rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. Rescue operations are currently underway in Jammu and Kashmir and the police have recovered three bodies from the rubble after houses collapsed due to incessant flooding.
The clarification was issued after Sayeed told the Assembly that “I have authorised release of Rs 225 crore in favour of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir and Rs 10 crore in favour of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu and SDRF (State Disaster Relief Fund) for rescue and relief.”
Sayeed also said that an NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) team has arrived in the state and it will assist the divisional administration in rescue and relief measures. “While the water levels are above the danger mark, last three hours have indicated that there is certain receding in these levels. Our administration is doing a remarkable job and I want to assure the House that there is no need to panic, understandably as it might be,” he added.