Published On: Thu, Feb 5th, 2015

Rs 50 Lakh donated for J&K flood relief 

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t2015020561942New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh received a donation of Rupees 50 Lakh from IRCON International Limited, a Government of India undertaking, for victims of flood affected Jammu and Kashmir.

A delegation of IRCON officials led by General Manager Shri Veer Narayan formally handed over the cheque to Dr Jitendra Singh here today.

While acknowledging the gesture, Dr Jitendra Singh appreciated the initiative of IRCON officials and said that even though the Central Government headed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been very liberal and prompt in providing every kind of support to rescue, relief and rehabilitation work in the aftermath of unprecedented floods in the State, the voluntary agencies and philanthropists from across the country and abroad have also made a laudable contribution for this noble cause.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, even though the city of Srinagar was submerged in water, the loss of life and casualty was higher in the Jammu region particularly in Udhampur district.

Pertinent to mention here that village Saddal – Panjar in District Udhampur was totally washed out by flash floods after which it was adopted by Dr Jitendra Singh and is now going to be the first ever “smart village” in the country to be developed on the ruins of a totally devastated village within a stipulated timeline of 18 months.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, while rehabilitation work is being carried out on a war footing, a perspective planning will also have to be undertaken in order to avoid the occurrence of such a catastrophe in future.

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