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PM approves Rs 400 crore relief for flood victims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved financial aid of over Rs 400 crore for flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir who lost their houses in the deluge in September last year. “The Prime Minister today approved Rs 426.83 crore out of the Prime Ministers National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for assistance to the people who lost their houses in the devastating floods,” a Raj Bhawan spokesman said here.

He said that the aid would benefit 1.87 lakh victims whose houses were damaged in the floods.
“The Prime Minister had earlier announced PMNRF relief of Rs 1 lakh and Rs 50,000 to the affected families whose houses had been fully damaged,” he said.

He said that the financial assistance approved on Wednesday by the Prime Minister envisages additional assistance of Rs 50,000 for completely damaged “pucca house”, Rs 25,000 for partially damaged “pucca house”, Rs 10,000 for completely damaged “kachcha house” while Rs 5,000 for partially damaged “kachcha house”.

“An amount of Rs 154.66 crore would be distributed among 30,933 people whose pucca houses were completely damaged. 92,024 people whose pucca houses were partially damaged would get an amount of Rs 232.56 crore,” he said. The spokesman said that 15,832 owners who completely lost their “kachcha houses” would get an amount of Rs 15.83 crore whereas 47,550 people whose “kachcha houses” were partially damaged would get an amount of Rs 23.77 crore.
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