We understand panic in flood-affected Kashmir: MoS Home

Updated - November 17, 2021 12:03 pm IST

Published - March 30, 2015 02:54 pm IST - New Delhi

Vehicles pass through submerged bridge in a flooded Larkipora area in Anantnag, south Kashmir on Sunday.

Vehicles pass through submerged bridge in a flooded Larkipora area in Anantnag, south Kashmir on Sunday.

Keeping in view of the devastating deluge of last September, the Central government understands the kind of panic among people of Kashmir which is again facing floods and is prepared to deal with the situation, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Monday.

He said the Centre and the state government will work together and provide all kinds of help required.

“Whatever is necessary we will do. We will together work for the relief,” Mr. Rijiju told reporters.

“We understand the kind of panic among people because they have faced such difficulties in September as well. So, we are all prepared. We will not leave any gap and work to the fullest,” he said.

He said relief teams were working and would provide whatever help required to the affected people.

“We will soon give information on the current situation in Kashmir. Last time also our Home Secretary stayed for four days in Srinagar and personally looked into all works,” he said.

Mr. Rijiju dismissed the allegations of delay in rehabilitation of those hit by 2014 deluge.

“It is not the time for blame game or to make excuses. It is not the time for politics,” he said.

Seven months after the devastating floods, Kashmir valley is facing yet another flood following incessant rains with river Jhelum in spate at several places. 16 people were feared trapped after two houses collapsed in Budgam district.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rushed Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to Kashmir for an on-the-spot assessment of the damage and assured the state of all assistance.

>Jhelum river crosses danger mark in Srinagar

Heavy rains forced authorities to issue an alert asking people to move to safer places.

>Modi sends high-level officials to assess situation

Prime Minister deputes Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to visit the State today.

>Editorial: Lessons from a disaster

The Hindu's Editorial on the floods that ravaged Jammu and Kashmir last year.

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