J&K ministers meet PM Modi, want floods declared as national calamity

A delegation of ministers from Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested him to declare the recent floods in the state as "national calamity" and also ensure smooth supply of food grains and other essential items. The delegation, led by state's Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather, submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister putting forth several demands to help the state government which was grappling with the worst deluge in over 100 years.

The Prime Minister was very positive and assured us complete support to overcome the crisis," senior state minister Ali Mohammed Sagar, who was a part of the delegation said.

The delegation requested the Prime Minister to declare the tragedy in the state as "national calamity" so that other benefits including more grants from the Centre and soft loans from financial institutions could be availed.


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