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PM announces Rs.1,000 crore aid for Jammu and Kashmir

PM announces Rs.1,000 crore aid for Jammu and Kashmir
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PM Announces Rs.1,000 Crore Aid For Jammu and Kashmir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday announced a special assistance of Rs.1,000 crore for the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir besides a Rs.2 lakh compensation from the Prime Minister\'s Relief Fund for the kin of the dead and Rs.50,000 for those seriously injured.

Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday announced a special assistance of Rs.1,000 crore for the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir besides a Rs.2 lakh compensation from the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for the kin of the dead and Rs.50,000 for those seriously injured.

Modi, who took an aerial view of the flood-affected Jammu and Srinagar regions, said the current crisis was a "national level disaster".

He assured the people of the state that they were not alone in this crisis.

"I would like to assure the people of the state that it is not their crisis alone. It is a crisis for the whole country," Modi said.

The prime minister also offered to extend all possible help to the flood-affected people in the Pakistan-administerd Kashmir.

"India will never hesitate from doing work of humanity," Modi said, adding the government was prepared to help the people of Pakistan-administered Kashmir in every capacity.

Over 100 people have died in floods in the state due to incessant rainfall during the week.

Modi arrived at the Jammu airport here Sunday, specially to conduct an aerial survey of the flood-ravaged areas of the state.

He was received by Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

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