Mufti releases Rs 35 crore to tackle flood situation

Mufti releases Rs 35 crore to tackle flood situation

With flood threat looming large, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday sanctioned Rs 35 crore to tackle the situation.

While making a statement in the Legislative Assembly on the emerging situation in the State following incessant rains he announced release of Rs 25 crore in favour of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir and Rs 10 crore in favour of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu for rescue and relief operations.

The Chief Minister, who supervised the efforts of the administration during the night, said he has just come back from the Valley after a detailed on-the-spot-assessment of the situation. “While the water levels are above the danger mark, last three hours have indicated that there is certain receding in these levels,” he said.

Earlier in the morning, Mufti who air-dashed to Srinagar from New Delhi visited city commercial hub Lal Chowk area and met the traders whose shops were facing threat of inundation due to drainage failure following incessant rains. He also spoke to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on telephone and briefed him about the prevailing flood situation in the Valley and the steps being taken for rescue and providing relief to the affected people.

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