Ministers express grieve over loss of lives
SRINAGAR: Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo on Friday expressed her heartfelt sorrow and grief over the loss of lives caused due to floods.
Sakina said that government has taken all necessary steps for providing all possible assistance to the flood affected people, besides putting in place the adequate mechanism.
She appealed to the people that an Emergency Relief cell has been established in Batamalloo and asked them to call at Nos. 0194-2474040, 2452138, 2455883 for any kind of help from the Government.
She also directed the concerned officers to remain available to the people round the clock and monitor the situation and asked them to coordinate with each other to address the problems.
In view of the incessant rains in the Kashmir Valley which have caused flood situation, the R&B department has established Control Rooms at Direction Office Lal Mandi and at Circle office, Srinagar/Budgam.
The public is hereby advised to contact on following numbers, 9796144990, 9419402559, 9419013470 to ensure speedy and prompt disposal of their grievances and complaints.
SONAWARI: Minister for Higher Education, Mohammad Akbar Lone on Friday conducted a tour of flood hit areas of Sonawari Constituency of Bandipora district to take appraisal of the flood situation and monitor ongoing rescue and relief operations.
The minister visited Shadipora, Sumbal, Asham, Hajin, Mukdamyari, Prang, Madwan, Baniyari and other areas of the Sonawari and took stock of the situation that has arisen due to incessant rain followed by flashflood.
The minister interacted with the people of affected families, expressed his solidarity with them and said that government would take all measures to help the people.
Lone said that the first concern of the administration at present is to rescue people and evacuate stranded population to ensure that no further loss of human lives take place. He directed the district administration to provide boats and other necessary rescue equipment wherever required. He also directed for keeping health institutions functional, round the clock.
The minister also directed the administration to remain vigilant and stressed on them to be at the beck and call of the people whenever required so that they do not face any inconvenience in this moment of trouble. He further stressed for deployment of additional men and machinery to meet the challenge thrown by incessant rains.
EIDGAH: The Speaker, Legislative Assembly Mubarak Gul visited various areas of Eidgah Constituency and took stock of the water logging situation caused due to incessant rains from last three days in the Kashmir Valley.
While taking water logging situation at Gasi Mohallah Malik Sahib, the Speaker directed the revenue authorities to provide ration and other essentials to 35 families of the area who were shifted from the banks of River Jehlum and have been accommodated in a local Government Middle School.
During his visit at Shaheen Mohallah, Baghwanpora, Pamposh Colony, Noorbagh, Baghati Pandit Guzarbal and Palpora, the people of these areas demanded for providing of boats, cooking gas, ration, proper drainage system and uninterrupted power supply.
Gul also directed the concerned to arrange the boats and send them to these areas immediately so that the people could not suffer more.