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J&K Floods: Relief Rushed, Telecom Lines Restored, 20,000 Rescued (Photos)

Relief materials (blankets) being distributed by Indian Air Force at Air Force Station Awantipur to flood affected people in J&K.

Relief materials (blankets) being distributed by Indian Air Force at Air Force Station Awantipur to flood affected people in J&K.

A total of 1,737 personnel and 315.5 metric tonnes of relief material have been airlifted on Monday, September 8 by the Indian Air Force (IAF) using 45 aircraft flying 186 sorties, while the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) chaired by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth continued its review of the situation in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

So far, Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have evacuated 23,530 stranded people. Army has deployed 215 columns of its personnel for rescue and relief operations. They have distributed 5,000 blankets and 140 tents.

The Army also distributed 23,000 litres of water and 600 kg of biscuit in the flood-affected areas and water bottles are airlifted from Chandigarh and Delhi. For post-floods, medical relief camps, 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services have also swung into action.

Medicines weighing 85 metric tonnes were airlifted for the flood victims and 16 relief camps have been set up in the State and 155 tonnes of relief materials are dropped by the Indian Air Force. Altogether 52 aircraft and helicopters have been pressed into action, said the army in an update.

The Army personnel off loading boats airlifted by Indian Air Force IL-76 aircraft at Srinagar for flood relief operations in J&K, on September 07, 2014. (PIB Photo)

The Army personnel off loading boats airlifted by Indian Air Force IL-76 aircraft at Srinagar for flood relief operations in J&K, on September 07, 2014. (PIB Photo)

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