J&K govt declares heavy snowfall earlier this week as state-specific special natural calamity

Jammu and Kashmir government has declared the heavy snowfall earlier this week as state-specific “special natural calamity” to streamline providing relief and assistance to farmers affected by the unexpected event.

An official spokesperson said in Jammu that the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) headed by Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam took stock of the extensive damage caused due to the intense snowfall on November 3 and 4 in Kashmir division. The SEC approved notifying the snowfall as a state-specific-special natural calamity.

The chief secretary also directed officials that 10 crore rupees should be kept at the disposal of deputy commissioners for immediate disbursement as relief as per SDRF norms.

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