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Snowfall aftermath: Govt directs DCs to assess losses, prepare report

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Srinagar: In view of damages caused due to the recent heavy snowfall, government has directed Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to assess the losses while as the district administration Srinagar is all set to hold a meeting in this regard on Monday.

While quoting Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, P K Pole, a local news agency reported that quick response relief had already been provided to the families who got affected in the recent snowfall. However, the final assessment of losses will be done by the respective DCs the report added.

Two persons including a CRPF officer and a woman from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district were killed in the heavy snowfall while nearly 70 structures including residential houses were reported to have suffred damages.

The report further said that Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary  confirmed that Rs 45 lakhs had already been disbursed among the affected people while a meeting was scheduled in this regard on coming Monday.

The DC further said that the concerned Tehsildars will furnish the details of their respective areas following which the compensation will be given to the affected people accordingly.

Kashmir received heavy snowfall for three consecutive day from January 03-05, causing huge losses to the people here as the houses, sheds, shops, workshops, schools and other structures go damaged. (KNO)

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