Azad briefs Sonia on snow situation in Kashmir

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New Delhi, Feb 12 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today called on UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi here to brief her on the situation arising out of the heavy snowfall in the state and measures taken by his government to deal with the crisis.

He apprised the Congress President of the emergency-like situation unfolded by severe snowfall and his government's quick response to restore facilities and disrupted communication besides the supply network.

He informed her about the difficulties faced by the state administration in view of the tough topography and lack of communication links in the worst-affected areas.

Despite severe geographical problems, the Chief Minister said the state administration lost no time in putting in place relief and rescue operations besides monitoring mechanism which helped in saving human lives and immediate restoration of services.

He said the restoration efforts were on in snow-hit areas and teams of ministers and senior officers were constantly monitoring the situation there.

Mr Azad said he had himself extensively toured the affected areas across the state.

The Congress President expressed satisfaction over the measures taken by the Jammu and Kashmir government in dealing with the situation and minimising human and property loss despite the calamity.

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