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Kashmir Earthquake Report in Annual Report of MOHA


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Kashmir Earthquake Report in Annual Report of MOHA

  1. 1. ANNUAL REPORT 2005-2006 112 7.62 The State Government also ensured the supply of construction materials i.e. cement, CGI sheets, wood and iron bars in sufficient quantities to the affected families at concessional rates. Trained engineers and masons havebeen positioned to guide and assist the affected families in the construction of their houses. Construction of Intermediate Shelters 7.63 The State Government also decided to construct 22,000 intermediate shelters (i.e.15,000 in Uri and 7,000 in Tangdhar). Some of these shelters have been constructed by the State Government and Government of India agencies, while the remaining intermediate shelters have been constructed by the affected families themselves for which the State Government provided assistance of Rs. 30,000/- to each such family. The State Government also announced an incentive of Rs. 5,000/- to those families who were able to construct these shelters by December 10, 2005. In the construction of these intermediate shelters, the material used was CGI sheets with timber and brick walls and cement for its flooring. The Ministry of Home Affairs procured 8,000 MT of CGI sheets from Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and made them available to the State Government. Construction of Community Centres 7.64 Astheconstructionofpermanenthousing was likely to take sometime, the Government initiated steps to construct community halls for the affected people. The Ministry of Urban Development was tasked to construct 130 community halls at 130 locations(66inUri,38inTangdharand26inPoonch). Eachcommunityhallwhichhasakitchenandcommon toilets, has the capacity to accommodate 100-150 persons. These community halls would be utilised for providing shelter to the indigent, sick, infirm and to other needy segments of the society, who are unable to reconstruct their own shelters. After this immediate requirement of shelter is over, these halls would be utilised for other public uses like, schools, primary health centers, baraat ghars etc. depending on the requirementofthecommunity.AsonJanuary18,2006, 114 community halls were constructed and 16 were under construction. NGOs’ effort in providing Shelters 7.65 The Bhartiya Jain Sangathan (BJS), a Pune based NGO, donated 870 pre-fabricated structureswhicharebeingerectedintheworstaffected areas of Uri and Tangdhar. The Radha Swamy Satsang, Beas has constructed 11 community halls in Uri with each hall having a capacity to accommodate 200persons.SustainableEnvironmentAndEcological DevelopmentSociety(SEEDS),aShimlabasedNGO has constructed 400 temporary shelters in Poonch and twootherNGOsnamely‘Jamiat-Ul-Ulma-e-Hind’and ‘KalgidharSociety’havealsoconstructed100shelters each in Uri. Adoption of Villages 7.66 With a view to accelerate the tempo for providing shelters to the affected persons, various agencies of Government of India have adopted 23 villages for relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction activity.Withinthisframework,theArmyhasadopted three, Air Force four, BSF four, CRPF two, ITBP one, NHPCsixandPowerGridofIndiathreevillages.Inall these adopted villages, appropriate action has been initiated by various agencies to construct shelters and provide other amenities for the affected persons.