The state government of Indian controlled Jammu and Kashmir issued some official figures for the recent floods and landslides that hit the state in late March this year.
Revenue Minister Javaid Mustafa Mir gave the following figures in the state legislative assembly:
44 people died
12,565 structures (homes or buildings) were damaged
862 cattle died
211 camps have been set up to house 2,907 families that were forced to evacuate their homes
1,474 tents and 3,287 blankets have been provided to those displaced by the floods
Financial Help for September Flood Victims
The floods and landslides in March 2015 followed soon after the devastating floods in Kashmir of September 2014, where over 200 people died.
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, said yesterday that the government will start disbursement of relief materials from 15 April 2015 for victims of the September floods.
He said that the rehabilitation of flood-ravaged people of Jammu and Kashmir is a huge challenge and a main priority of the government.
During the Question Hour in the Legislative Council, he said:
“The government will start disbursement of relief from April 15 to the flood-hit people. To small-time businessmen and the impoverished who were not having insurance cover, and affected by floods of September 2014”.