Central Govt sanctions 14,460 bunkers for firing affected areas along LoC

Delhi: The central government on Wednesday said that it has sanctioned 14,460 bunkers along the line of control to mitigate the hardships being faced by people living on due to cross border firing.

In the event of persistent cross border firing along international border by Pakistan, the people residing in the affected areas have been shifted to the safer places away from the firing affected areas, government said.

“They are provided all kinds of basic amenities like water, electricity, medical aid, etc. at the designated safe shelters,” it said.

The government announced that ex-gratia cash relief of Rs.5 lakh is given to next of kin (NoK) in case of death or to the victim of more than 50% disability.

Meanwhile the compensation would be provided for housing damages/losses, crop losses, livestock losses, relief for stay at relief camps and displacement etc as per National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) norms of assistance, fixed from time to time.

The government further announced that Compensation of Rs.50,000 would be given to the loss of one milch animal.

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