Relief distribution agencies must be made accountable: Wajahat Habibullah

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New Delhi: Former Chairman of Minority Commission, Wajahat Habibullah, Wednesday advised Jammu and Kashmir State Government to constitute a special team before offices move to Jammu, which could completely concentrate on the job of relief and rehabilitation process in Kashmir Valley. He said that agencies and teams helping in relief distribution process must be made ‘accountable’.
Wajahat told a Srinagar based news-gathering agency that Indian civil society has already dispatched scores of relief laden trucks to Kashmir Valley. “We have sent medicines, food items, blankets, tents, clothes, water and we hope the state government would have distributed this relief among flood victims,” he said adding that they have secured heavy water pumps from Orissa government which would prove helpful in dewatering the inundated areas of Srinagar city.
Wajahat said that all the eminent personalities that have served in Kashmir held brainstorming sessions in New Delhi to find ways and means to relieve affected people of Valley from the hardships. “Central Government especially Ministry of Home Affairs have promised us that it will take all possible measures to rehabilitate the displaced people of Kashmir Valley. The Central Government is committed in helping all those who suffered extensively due to flood furry,” he said.
He further said that devastating floods paralyzed whole State machinery as a result government could not do what people had expected from it. “It is a very difficult situation for the government. The State Government must open up a mini-Secretariat in Srinagar and it should constitute a special team before Darbar Move which could look into the operations of relief and rehabilitation process,” Wajahat said adding that the said team must be made accountable for the work assigned to them.
(CNS)

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