Ganga visits Relief Camps in Nowshera

RAJOURI: The Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga took stock of facilities being provided in the relief camps in Nowshera for border migrants here today. He visited 6 relief camps including GHSS Nowshera, GMS Bawali, GMS Nonial, GHS Nonial, GHSS (Girls) Nowshera and GHS Gania.

He also interacted with the migrants and gave a patient hearing to their issues.

The Minister was accompanied by MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina, ADDC Rajouri A. S. Chib, GM DIC Yasir Arafat, SDM Harbans Lal Sharma besides sectoral officers of civil and police administration.

Ganga applauded the District Administration for its proactive and timely rescue operation for saving lives of more than 250 students and teachers who were trapped in 3 schools amid heavy mortar shelling. He also expressed satisfaction over the arrangements being put in place for these migrants in relief camps by the Districts and Sub-Divisional Administration.

While responding to the demands of border migrants he said, “The issues of   cash relief, allotment of plots in safer places and relaxation in education norms keeping in view the loss, students suffer due to border tension, would be taken care off”, adding the government will soon formulate policy for welfare of these border migrants. He directed the administration to work out the loss of livestock in all the affected villages so that relief could be provided at an earliest.

He also toured some border villages like Bhawani, Sarya, Khamba, Ans Bhandar and Jhangar and   took a detailed stock of obtaining situation.

Earlier the SDM apprised the minister that   961 families comprising  3812 souls are putting up in 6 camps in the area.

“Adequate ration, drinking water, continuous electric supply, sanitation and routine medical checkup of these migrants is ensured  and camp officers are nominated for proper coordination”, he said adding a total of 35 structures were damaged including government schools, houses and cattle sheds due to shelling in these areas.


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