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JK floods: Central team reviews relief measures

Srinagar: A central team headed by Joint Secretary in Union Home ministry, M Gopal Reddy, today reviewed relief and rehabilitation measures in floodhit Jammu and Kashmir at a meeting with state Chief Secretary M I Khadey.

"The team, sent by the Central government to review the situation on ground, held a meeting with Chief Secretary Mohammad Iqbal Khandey here," an official spokesman said.

He said a detailed presentation was made before the central team by the officials of the state government.

Sector wise assessment of losses and the steps taken by the state government to provide relief to the floodhit people and status of restoration work carried out was given in the meeting, the spokesman said.

"Discussion was also held on the memorandum submitted to the Union government for financial aid to the tune of Rs 44,000 crore," he said.

The Chief Secretary thanked the team for their "considerate view" on the losses suffered by the state, saying the government and people of the state have hopes that the Centre will offer full assistance to the affected people.

Reddy said he will be submitting report to the Union government at the earliest.

The interministerial central team had visited various floodaffected districts in both Kashmir and Jammu regions to assess the situation in the wake of September floods.

Winter session of Parliament likely from Nov 24

New Delhi: The Winter session of Parliament is likely to start from November 24 and is expected to be a monthlong affair.

A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled tomorrow.

The meeting will decide the schedule and would send the recommendation to the President. Generally, the Winter session lasts till December 23.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Anant Kumar and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu are members of the Committee.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Ministers of state for Parliamentary Affairs, Prakash Javadekar and Santosh Gangwar are special invitees to the Committee.
 


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