Snowfall in Kashmir
A view of snowfall in southern Kashmir's Pulwama district | Photo by Reshi Irshad

SRINAGAR — Lieutenant Governor-led administration on Thursday declared the spell of ‘heavy, very heavy snowfall’ during the period of January 3 to January 9, 2021 as ‘State Specific Natural Disaster’ under SDRF norms.

An order in this regard states that the spell of heavy/very heavy snowfall during the period of 3rd to 9th January, 2021 has been declared as ‘State Specific Calamity’ in terms of Para (ii) of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) guidelines issued by MHA, GoI, vide No. 33-5/2015-NDM-1; Dated: 30.07.2015 for purposes of providing relief to the affected families and Departments from SDRF.

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