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J&K floods: Govt approval to rehabilitation

The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on Friday approved the rehabilitation of flood victims and restoration of the public infrastructure in Jammu  and Kashmir, consequent to the devastation caused by the September 2014 floods. The decision was taken after state’s Governor NN Vohra met Singh on Friday.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit on Diwali to the affected areas, had announced a grant of Rs 765 crore from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund and a further Rs.1,000 crore as special assistance for the reconstruction of damaged public infrastructure. It was decided that for final decisions in regard to Special Package of over Rs 41,000 crore which has been submitted by the Jammu  and Kashmir

Government, the union Home ministry will be the nodal authority for all further decisions in regard to the schemes proposed by the state government. The state will forward detailed proposal to the concerned Central Ministries with copies to the Home Ministry which shall exercise overall coordination.

During discussion, utilisation of the Special Plan Assistance of Rs1,000 crore announced by Modi was also reviewed.
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