Social networking sites aid rescue, relief work
New Delhi: Hundreds of people have logged on to social networking sites likes facebook and twitter to share information on floods, which have created havoc in Jammu and Kashmir, and are even collecting aid for the victims.
People are sharing pictures and information of the affected areas and rescue and relief efforts being undertaken by the central and state authorities on these portals.
The information related to floods is trending on twitter under Kashmir Floods.
“Please keep us updated abt the network status in Kashmir (sic),” said one of the users on twitter.
Another user Ankur Raina tweeted “my parents are stuck in building near CRPF camp indira nagar. Unable 2 contact. Please help!”.
Some people also appreciated the rescue and relief work being done by the Army.
“Well Done,Indian Army. 130 Army columns hav been deployed rescuing more than 14800 ppl so far,” said Janak Dave.
BJP MP from Bihar’s Patna Sahib constituency Shatrughan Sinha tweeted “Proud of our Indian Army for the rescue work without worrying about their own safety!!”.
He also asked people to share control room numbers set up by the centre for assistance pertaining to the floods.
Anybody seeking assistance related to the flood crisis in J&K can also approach Home Ministry’s control room in New Delhi at the telephone numbers: (011) 23093054, 23092763, 23093564, 23092923, 23092885, 23093566, 23093563.