J&K declares rain from October 23-24 and hailstorm “natural disaster”


J&K declares rain from October 23-24 and hailstorm “natural disaster”

Jammu, November 1:

In a great relief for farmers affected by recent inclement weather, the administration of Jammu and Kashmir declared the heavy rains and snowfall on October 23-24 as state-specific natural disasters according to Fund standards. disaster response (SDRF). In an order, Nazim Zia Khan, secretary for disaster management, relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction, said a total of nine districts – six in Jammu and three in Kashmir – would be covered by the specific calamity to the State for the purpose of providing relief. families and affected SDRF services.

“The sanction is hereby granted to declare the period of heavy rain / heavy snowfall during the period of October 23-24, 2021 as“ State specific calamity ”under paragraph 3 (ii) from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF)… for the purpose of supporting affected families and departments in the SDRF, ”Khan said in his order on Sunday evening.

The order said Jammu, Udhampur, Kishtwar, Reasi, Samba and Kathua in Jammu and Anantnag division, Kulgam and Shopian in Kashmir are the districts that would be covered by the declaration.

Heavy rains accompanied by hailstorms hit large parts of Jammu Division on October 23, causing massive damage to standing crops, while orchards in southern Kashmir districts suffered immense losses in due to untimely snowfall.


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