The Centre has sanctioned an ex gratia of two lakh rupees each for the next of kin of the Amarnath Yatris who died in the 8 July flash floods near the cave shrine, quoting Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.
As many as 15 pilgrims lost their lives and 55 were injured when flash floods triggered by heavy rains hit areas near the cave shrine.
Sinha expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sanctioning the financial assistance.
The Prime Minister’s Office has also sanctioned 50,000 rupees each in favour of persons who received serious injuries in the incident. “I am grateful to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji for sanctioning the ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of those who lost their loved ones in the tragic incident of flash-flood near Shri Amarnath ji cave,” the Lt Governor said.
He also thanked the Central government for extending the financial assistance of 50,000 rupees to the seriously injured.
The Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board has already disbursed four lakh rupees each to the next of kin of the deceased. (PTI)