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Declare floods in J&K as National Disaster: JKNPP

"If the recent floods in the state are not declared as National Disaster there are chances that the victims of Jammu province will not get compensation," JKNPP president Balwant Singh Mankotia said.

Updated:October 11, 2014, 6:17 PM IST
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Declare floods in J&K as National Disaster: JKNPP
"If the recent floods in the state are not declared as National Disaster there are chances that the victims of Jammu province will not get compensation," JKNPP president Balwant Singh Mankotia said.
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Jammu: Fearing that flood affected people of Jammu province will not be properly compensated, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Saturday demanded that the recent floods in the state should declared as a National Disaster.

"If the recent floods in the state are not declared as National Disaster there are chances that the victims of Jammu province will not get compensation," JKNPP president and MLA Udhampur, Balwant Singh Mankotia said.

He said that as per the current norms the compensation could only be given to the people who were affected by the floods but not heavy rains. "The damage is Kashmir was caused by the floods while most of the damage in Jammu region took place because of heavy rain. So there is the catch, if they don't declare it as national disaster Jammu region will get ignored," he said.

He said that his party will start a state-wide 'yatra' to find out if the state government was actually providing relief and rehabilitation.

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