The ruling dispensation has realized that the rehabilitation work of Jammu and Kashmir would not be an easy task to do. Therefore, the government has already started taking steps in this direction.

Modi’s effective rehabilitation work in earthquake-hit Bhuj region of Gujarat is still deemed as a shining example by many, and now the PM wants that the revamping work in Jammu and Kashmir should take place from the scrape.

In order to implement that vision, the government would timely prepare a highly-advanced rehabilitation package for Jammu and Kashmir.
During a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Modi ordered all the Union Ministries to prepare a proactive plan to revamp the flood-hit areas.

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Modi made it clear to his ministers that as soon as the ground conditions improve in Jammu and Kashmir, the rehabilitation work should start without any break in proceedings.

There have been suggestions that the rehabilitation work in Jammu and Kashmir would take place under the guidance of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Each and every Union Ministry would be required to send the outline of their strategy in this regard to the PMO.

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The PMO will then combine all the plans of action received from different ministries to prepare an all-encompassing rehabilitation package.

According to sources in the government, the authorities would take at least few months to figure out the total extent of nature’s wrath in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.


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However, the trends so far have presented a sorry picture for the state. Jammu and Kashmir’s economy may suffer badly due to the destructive floods. The present condition of economy is already in poor condition with the tourism sector contributing a large chunk of state’s income.

However, the tourism infrastructure is expected to take a severe battering due to the ruinous floods. This is the major reason why special attention would be paid on the tourism sector in the rehabilitation package for the state.

The Centre is of the opinion that employment opportunities for the youth would be increased radically by giving substantial boost to the tourism industry in the state.

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Several ways to assist the flood-hit state are being worked upon by the Centre. Apart from the special Disaster Relief Fund, additional financial assistance would also be provided to the state.

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Since Jammu and Kashmir enjoys special status different from other states, it is also entitled to borrow loan from the Centre at a very low interest rate.

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