Jammu, Jan 16: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, Javaid Mustafa Mir today informed the Lower House that newly created Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR) Department was allocated Rs 362 crore for 2017-18 to meet unforeseen exigencies.
“Jammu and Kashmir is highly prone to earthquakes, floods, avalanches, flash floods etc and the Government created this separate department in pursuance to the Cabinet Decision No. 100/11/2016 and entrusted various important subjects to it” the Minister told to the House . He was replying to a question by Javid Hussain Beigh.
The subjects/components including Emergency Relief Organization, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation, management of all issues relating to Kashmiri Migrants, issues pertaining to Displaced Persons of 1947, Chhamb DPs of 1965/71 and West Pakistan Refugees, management of issues pertaining to people affected due to firing on LoC and International Borders were assigned to the department.
The Minister said that to meet unforeseen exigencies and carrying out various activities under these components an allocation of Rs.362.01 crore was made for during the year 2017-18 under State and Central sectors.
“Of this an amount of Rs. 147.55 crore stands released to various implementing agencies till date,” said the Minister.