A massive rescue mission has been launched by the Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Two teams of NDRF, equipped with 30 boats have reached Srinagar, to rescue people who are affected by the disaster.
While about 10,470 people were rescued by the NDRF till the time of reporting, 150 have been killed and thousands of trapped ones are waiting for help. Many foreigners are also been rescued during the operations in the flood-hit areas of Kashmir, by Army and Air Force.
Odisha government declared an amount of Rs five crore for Jammu and Kashmir from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked deputy commissioners in the districts to estimate the damages.
However, Maharashtra government has also announced an aid of Rs.10 crore for the flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir here on Tuesday. While the deadline for the election model code of conduct approached, the aid was announced by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan from the CM’s Relief Fund.
The Congress Committee here on Tuesday has dispatched flood relief materials including fiber motorized speed boats as well as 20 rubber boats to help in the relief work and the affected people.
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President Manikrao Thakre said that the entire state of Maharashtra stands behind the Kashmiri brethren in the hour of natural disaster and they shall make all efforts to help rehabilitate them from the very calamity. The consignment was dispatched to Srinagar by flight on morning.
In order to bring back Malayali tourists stranded in the affected areas, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy deputed Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced Rs. 1,000 crore in disaster relief payments as well as compensation to victims and their relatives after he visited the flood-hit areas of Kashmir. For offering help in flood relief efforts in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif thanked Modi.
Home Ministry has released helpline numbers to contact: (011) 23093054, 23092763, 23093564, 23092923, 23092885, 23093566 and 23093563.[category-National]
Rescue operations carries out in flood-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir [PIB Photo]