A team of ministers including Minister for Higher Education Mohammad Akbar Lone, Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir, Minister for Forests Altaf Ahmed and Minister of State for Revenue Ajaz Ahmed Khan, visited Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora districts on Wednesday to take stock of the situation.

Lone, who was heading the team, said government has taken all necessary measures for rehabilitation of flood-hit families.

He said funds have been kept at the disposal of concerned Divisional Commissioners for disbursement to the effected families through DDCs.

The Ministers were told that the administration was issuing regular advisories to the locals, particularly to those living in the vicinity of rivers and water bodies, to take preventive measures.

They were informed that community kitchens were being run at all relief camps set up for the people displaced due to floods.

With over three lakh people hit by floods in North Kashmir, the Ministers sought distribution of free ration for six months to the flood-hit.

The Ministers asked the district administration to expedite distribution of relief including payment of financial assistance to the next of the kin of those who died in floods and first installment of Rs 75,000 to people whose houses were completely damaged in the floods.

He said 41,000 people have been kept in 87 relief camps and were being provided free food and other amenities besides healthcare.

Tourism Minister Gulam Ahmed Mir, who visited flood-hit Dooru constituency in south Kahsmir, took stock of the rescue and relief measures in place to provide necessary help to the flood victims.

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