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Flood aftermath: No brightness in Jammu & Kashmir this Diwali!


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Srinagar, Oct 22: The aftermath of the recent devastating Jammu and Kashmir floods have not let a festive smile come across people's face.

While the festival was celebrated with fervour last year, the floods and its effects have casted a shadow on Diwali celebrations in the state this year.

The festival of sweets has seen a downfall as the leading sweet and dry fruit sellers were severely affected by the floods. Most shops have not even resumed their businesses and those of few operational have not made any special sweets for occasion.

"We could not make new variants of sweets due to the shortage of labour and unavailability of raw material needed," said Mohd shafi, a shopkeeper.

The shopkeepers have not even received any orders from the customers either.

More than 1.5 million people were directly affected by the floods in Jammu and Kashmir, the worst the state has seen in 50 years. Over 280 people were killed in the state besides widespread damage everywhere.

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