Friday, June 19, 2015

J&K -- Totally Inadequate Flood Relief

J&K -- Totally Inadequate Flood Relief
Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the
following statement:

J & K: Centre's Flood Relief Totally Inadequate

In utter disregard of the Jammu & Kashmir government's earlier memorandum to
the Central Government regarding grant of Rs 44000 crore as rehabilitation
package, the Central Government has now announced a mere Rs. 1667 crore. Of
this, only Rs. 551 crore is earmarked as exgratia for repair/reconstruction
of damaged/destroyed houses.

The comprehensive rehabilitation package should have included reconstructing
of the damaged infrastructure, rehabilitation of those who lost their
residential houses and adequate compensation to all whose livelihood has
been destroyed.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands reconsideration of the package on
priority and calls upon the Central Government to fulfill its assurances.

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