JAMMU/SRINAGAR, Sept 07 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday reviewed the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir and announced a special assistance of Rs.1,000 crore. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah asked people not to panic, asserting that help will reach them soon.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) began a massive aerial relief and rescue operation in flood-affected regions of the state. The floods have claimed over 100 lives so far.
The Rs.1,000 crore package announced for the flood-hit state was besides a Rs.2 lakh compensation from the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for the kin of each dead and Rs.50,000 each for the seriously injured.