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PM announces Rs 745-crore package for flood-hit J&K

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Modi said one of the demands of the people today was that “whatever assistance is given to the families that have suffered should, if possible, be transferred directly to their bank accounts as it would be more convenient for them”.

“I’ve given them the assurance that the government will look into the matter seriously, especially for (renovation of) damage to the buildings,” he said.

Referring to the condition of hospitals hit by the floods, he said when he had visited the state on September 7, one of the hospitals was under water.

“Even in Leh, hospitals in Jammu and Srinagar…six major hospitals need immediate renovation work,” the PM said.

Modi said that “from the very first day, I have stated that my fellow Kashmiri countrymen, this suffering is not yours alone but of the entire country. The entire country stands shoulder to shoulder with you”.

He also assured the people of the state that they will never have to face the shortage of anything and the government would wholeheartedly work for their rehabilitation.

Modi said that after the “serious problem arising out of the floods in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in Srinagar, I came here immediately on September 7 and gave a package of Rs 1000 crore.

“After one and a half months, I have come again to take stock of the situation. Today, my effort was to meet the citizens, different social and business groups to understand their problems and find solutions,” he said adding “it has been very helpful to understand the situation here.”

The Prime Minister arrived here this afternoon to spend Diwali with the flood-hit people of the Valley. He was received at the airport by Governor N N Vohra and the Chief Minister.

Modi held a meeting at the airport which was attended by the Governor, the Chief Minister and some top officials of the Centre and the state administration.

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