Few days left for the anniversary of the last years flood, but nothing has been done to rehabilitate the flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir.
The situation has not changed so far and around seventy percent of the damaged houses are still incomplete. The flood victims are still waiting for the relief, floods of 2014 left Kashmir reeling. Causing widespread devastation, the floods washed away houses and damaged orchids, agriculture land, which farmers used to earn their livelihood.
So far now no package has been announced and his has angered people especially business community in Valley who were worst hit during floods.
The previous Jammu and Kashmir government had submitted a proposal to the central government seeking a special financial package of 44000 crore for the rehabilitation of flood affected people. So far the Centre has not responded. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 1.25 lakh crore development package for Bihar, the flood affected victims in Kashmir cried discrimination.
” Government has failed on every front, they made flood victims suffer. PM Modi had came to Kashmir and assured all help from the centre, but on the ground nothing has been done ,” state sectary J & K PCC Irfan Naqib told Mirror.
The previous state government had sought a relief package of Rs 44,000 crore from the central government to rehabilitate flood affected people and rebuild damaged infrastructure. However, it has been almost a year now since the devastating floods hit Kashmir, yet no relief package has been announced by the Modi-led government for Kashmir.
” It is unfortunate, we have asked funds from the center for the flood victims, but till not we have not got anything. Hope they release the funds soon,” Political Analyst to J&K Chief Minister and PDP’s youth president Waheed-Ur-Rehman Para told Mirror.
“Government has failed to release the money for flood victims. We have decided to observe complete strike on September 7,” Chairman Kashmir Economic Alliance Showkat Chowdhary told Mirror.
Even the Hurriyat (G) chairperson Syed Ali Geelani said that the rulers of Delhi are deliberately subjecting Kashmiris to the vengeance and they want us to beg for everything.
Last week Geelani met members of Kashmir Economic Alliance at his Hyderpora residence, He said that worst sufferers of the September 14 flood fury were traders community.