ISLAMABAD The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) is yet to distribute the relief goods in the upper areas of the Neelum and Jehlum Valley, TheNation learnt on Friday. Sources in the Neelum Valley informed this scribe that despite lapse of four weeks the Neelum valley road remained blocked. Food supply to Neelum Valley area was suspended and the hoarders had drastically increased the prices of the daily use commodities. The flood victims have not yet been paid the compensation by the government. Sources in the Jehlum Valley informed this scribe that sever food shortage was observed in the valley. The unsheltered families were waiting for the help from the government and the civil societies. When this scribe contacted Mehmood Khan Director General SDMA, he said that SDMA was co-ordinating with all the concerned departments and non-governmental organisations to ensure relief activities to the victims. He said the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had allocated one water treatment plant and 1,000 water purification units to SDMA. SDMA was planning to distribute the said allocation among the flood victims of the areas. To a question, he said the Neelum Valley road had been opened for small vehicles. However, due to heavy sliding, it would not be operational. The food department has started supplying the food commodities. He said shortage of food would be addressed very soon. The upper area of the Neelum Valley was still to be allocated relief he added. He said that as compensation for destroyed houses the estimate was Rs500 million. As yet no compensation was distributed he added. To another question, he said that Qatar Charity had distributed foodstuff among the 130 families in lepa and Mojee areas. Also has distributed food packs among the 143 families in Chakar. He said the World Food Programme would be distributing relief goods among the victims of Hawali in Farward Khouta on 21st August 2010. He said the NDMA had approved Rs20,000 for each family affected in the recent flood. This approval would be applied to the flood victims of the AJK through the district management authorities, he added.