Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > News > PTI

J&K to get Rs 100 cr immediate relief

October 09, 2005 18:50 IST

Union Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the Centre had sanctioned Rs 100 crore for relief and rehabilitation of earthquake victims of Jammu and Kashmir and another Rs 42 crore would be provided from the Natural Calamity Fund.

"We got the information about the devastating earthquake at Chandigarh on Saturday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi decided to rush Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to monitor the rescue and rehabilitation operations here," Mukherjee said, addressing a small gathering of quake-affected people in Uri.

Complete Coverage: Terror from the earth

He said the centre sanctioned Rs 100 crore immediate relief to the state at a cabinet meeting convened by the prime minister on Saturday evening.

Mukherjee said Rs 42 crore would also be provided to the state from Natural Calamity Fund.

Assuring the people that Azad would stay back to over see the relief and rescue efforts, the defence minister said armed forces would continue to extend help to the civil administration in putting life back on track in the affected areas.



© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

Advertisement






Copyright 2005 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.