Srinagar, Jun 6 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir government today released Rs 3 crore for immediate relief to those affected by untimely snowfall, rain and hailstorms in several parts of the state, which led to 10 deaths and damage to crops and property. The amount was released to divisional commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu province for further distribution among the deputy commissioners concerned, Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla said after taking stock of situation arising out of rains and snowfall in several parts of the state.
At least 10 people died and 20 others were injured due to lighting, hailstorm and unseasonal snowfall in certain areas of the state, besides heavy losses to crops and properties. The state government constituted a committee to assess the damage caused to paddy, horticulture crops and vegetables after a three-member ministerial team visited the affected areas on Friday.
The committee has been asked to submit report to the government within a week.