Kashmir Floods: CS, DGP Visit South Kashmir

KL Report

SRINAGAR

To take stock of various relief and rehabilitation operations undertaken by the administration after devastating floods, Chief Secretary Mohammad Iqbal Khandey along with Director General of Police K. Rajindra Monday visited south Kashmir.

They visited Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian districts and took a detailed review of the pace and progress of relief works undertaken by each district administration after the recent natural disaster.

According to spokesman, while briefing about the relief operations in Islamabad district, the Deputy Commissioner informed that 56 villages including 18 mohallas of the town have been worst affected by the flood, adding that 318 tents, 3700 blankets and over 150 quintals of rice has already been distributed among the affected.

The Chief Secretary directed for immediate supply of free ration to the affected and called for special attention to be laid on cleanliness in the towns so as to avoid any epidemic. Safe potable water should be made available to all, he added.

He said Special Commissioners have been deputed to oversee the rescue, relief and rehabilitation operations.

In separate briefs the Deputy Commissioners gave account of the loss of lives, damages to houses and public infrastructure. They also projected requirements of additional tents, blankets, vaccines and chlorine tablets.

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