Cabinet declares wind storm as natural calamity

JAMMU : J&K Cabinet today declared wind storm as natural calamity in the category of cyclone.

The cabinet took the decision in a meeting held here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

Wind storm lashed the Valley and parts of Jammu last month, claiming lives of three persons and injuring 39. Over 16,000 structures were damaged due to the storm.

In another decision, the Cabinet gave nod to the creation of six posts of lecturers in various disciplines for super speciality hospitals of Jammu and Srinagar. (Agencies)

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