Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday started 15 day sanitation drive in worst flood-hit Rajbagh area of Srinagar.
A spokesperson of JeI told GNS that the group’s volunteers who have come from different districts of the valley joined the drive. “We started the drive today. Our volunteers will help people in cleansing their houses and locaties,” Advocate Zahid Ali told GNS.
Once considered a posh area, Rajbagh is now presenting a ghostly look. The water level in Rajbagh was around 25 feet submerging the houses, hotels, offices, guest houses, schools, shops and other buildings. Most of the structures in the area have either collapsed or have suffered damage. The area remained under water for more than 20 days and the water is still present at fewer places with people blaming government of inaction and failure.
“Our volunteers will help people in cleaning houses and debris, collecting house-hold material and would sprinkle phenyl,” he said, adding but we won’t assist financially in any construction work.
He said the drive would continue till 25 October and if need arises, it would be extended.