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Omar announces relief package

Omar Abdullah

Omar AbdullahSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today announced a package of relief for those affected by the worst floods in a century including a Rs 200 crore assistance for Jammu region and the valley and Rs 3.5 lakh for the kin of those who lost their lives in the disaster.

Addressing a press conference at the airport, Omar also announced a financial assistance of Rs 75,000 as initial instalment for those who lost their homes and for rebuilding them.

The ex-gratia for the kin of the deceased will include Rs 2 lakh announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier.

Free ration will be supplied to the affected for six months which includes 50 kgs of rice and authorities have been asked not to insist on documents, the Chief Minister said.

Announcing a slew of decisions taken by the state government, Omar said a team of six senior ministers led by Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather has been sent to apprise the Prime Minister of the situation in the state in the aftermath of the natural calamity.

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