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Relief Package for the victims of Cloudburst in Leh

Prime Minister during his visit to Leh had announced a special relief/ rehabilitation package of Rs. 125 crore. The packages includes the following components:-

Provision of housing in Leh and Kargil by providing financial assistance at the rate of Rs. 2 lakh each to the victims whose houses got fully damaged and Rs. 1 lakh each to the victims whose houses got partially damaged. Funds have been released to 664 fully damaged house cases and 783 partially damaged house cases.

Construction of community shelters through the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Rs. 5 crore was released to NDMA. 16 such shelters were completed before the onset of winter. 

Provision of DG sets in Leh and Kargil. Rs. 16 crore has been released to Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Corporation. These generators are operational and meeting the peak hour power demands of the cummunity. 

Provision of an untied grant of Rs. 5 crore each to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Councils of Leh and Kargil for emergent needs. Rs. 1 crore has been released to Leh Hill Council and  Rs. 50 lakh has been released to Kargil Hill Council for provision of stay, deployment and wages of skilled labour being brought into the region. Also under the component Rs. 40.93 lakh has been released for creating power infrastructure and Rs. 1.86 crore for construction of approach and internal roads.

Restoration of water supply in Leh and Kargil. Rs. 7.07 crore has been released for Leh and Rs. 4.33 crore has been released for Kargil. 

Renovation of SNM Hospital, Leh. Rs. 8.91 crore has been released. The hospital is fully functional. The construction work for additional blocks to be added to the existing portion is in full swing. 

Procurement of CT Scan Machine at SNM Hospital, Leh at a cost of Rs. 2.94 crore.

Ex-gratia @ Rs. 1 lakh each to the Next of Kin of deceased and Rs. 50,000/- each to the seriously injured in the calamity. Ex-gratia has been released to Next of Kin of 204 death cases and 13 seriously injured cases.