Necessary steps taken to deal with flood situation: J&K Minister

Jammu, Mar 30: Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Naeem Akhtar on Monday informed the Legislative Council that necessary steps have been taken by the state government to deal with the flood situation which has arisen due to incessant rains.

"Three control rooms have been established in North, South and Central Kashmir, besides 4 lakh sand bags have also been made available to deal with any eventuality," he said. [We understand panic in flood-affected Kashmir: Kiren Rijiju]

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Akhtar said that the state government has already spoken to the NDRF and their team would soon be in the valley. [Centre delayed rehabilitation of flood-hit in Valley: Omar]

"Besides, boats have also been requisitioned and day-night vigil is being done on the bunds to monitor the situation", he said.

The Minister further informed the House that the water level has started receding at Sangam and rainfall has also stopped.


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