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Committed to rebuild safe, stable J&K: Mufti Sayeed

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Reiterating its commitment to fully rehabilitate the victims of September 2014 deluge and reconstruct the flood-ravaged infrastructure, the State Government today said efforts would be also intensified to ensure that such catastrophes don’t recur in future. “Rehabilitation of the flood-affected continues to be a work in progress, but there are still gaps in entire rehabilitation and reconstruction process which need to be filled at the earliest,” Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said while chairing the State Cabinet meeting here today. Pertinently, it was on this day last year that Jammu and Kashmir was hit by a devastating flood, one of the costliest natural disasters in the State’s recent history. According to Education Minister, Mr Naeem Akhtar, who is also the …

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Centre approves Rs 1102 crore for flood-hit J&K

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The Government today said the Centre has approved a package of only Rs 1102 crore for the flood-hit State as against the requirement of Rs 2600 crore. “Rs 2926.11 crore has been projected for the flood-hit people of J&K as per SDRF norms. Such assessment was made at the initial stage and during the completion of verification process, the requirement as per SDRF norms came down to Rs 2600 crore,” Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Kumar said in Legislative Assembly here today. “The Central Government while considering the claim of the State Government in respect of State Disaster Response Fund requirement approved only Rs 1102 crore,” Kumar said while replying to a special discussion on the relief and rehabilitation measures for …

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29 villages identified as unsafe in J&K after floods

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Twenty-nine villages have been identified as unsafe to live in for people in the aftermath of the floods in the State, the Government today said. Replying to a question of Congress member Jahangir Hussain Mir in the Legislative Council here today, Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari said 29 village habitations, areas have been identified as unsafe following the floods last year. “Out of which, three villages are in Poonch district”, he said. The minister said that the three locations in two villages in Chowki Choura and one location in Surinsar in tehsil Jammu are unsafe, Hamelt Saddal and its surrounding area of village Panjar in Udhampur district, Seri halmet of Tanda, Mansoo, Kanjli, Kundra, Dera Badu, Kansar …

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J&K Govt releases full page ad but fails to acknowledge the role of IAF in Flood Relief Ops

J&K Govt releases full page ad but fails to acknowledge the role of IAF in Flood Relief Ops

OMAR BOARDED IAF CHOPPERS FOR DROPPING RATION SUPPLIES BUT IGNORES IAF The state Information department has released a full page advertisement  titled ‘Rebuilding J&K’ in almost all the daily news papers in public interest highlighting the details of the 44000 crore Rehabilitation plan recommended to the Govt of India for rebuilding J&K. Starting from details of total damages ,loss of human lives, the advertisement carries details of all sectors which suffered huge losses during the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir. The beautifully designed advertisement carries images of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah supervising the relief measures and interacting with the victims of floods. There is not a single image of any alliance leader including Ghulam Nabi Azad who is making …

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J&K Ministers disappeared during Floods when People needed them: BJP

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Accusing Jammu and Kashmir ministers of “disappearing” from the scene when people needed them most during floods, BJP today said government institutions should be made responsible and corruption-free to deal with such calamities. “We ridicule the opportunistic leaders, particularly some ministers, who disappeared from the scenes of floods when the public needed them most and those directly responsible for loss of men and materials had gone in hibernation,” BJP state spokesperson Nirmal Kamal told reporters here today. Attacking the Omar Abdullah government for “going in hibernation” and expressing apprehension of corruption in flood relief and rehabilitation work, she said, “The state government should awake to introspect unwarranted corrupt and biased administrative approach to deal with highly sensitive projects fallen prey …

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Floods in Jammu Kashmir is adversely affecting the tourism industry, tour operators, hoteliers, taxi drivers in need of help

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The constantly declining tourist traffic to the state of Jammu and Kashmir does not augur well for the hotel industry, tour operators and Taxi drivers who rely on their footfalls to earn their livelihood. Since the first week of September 2014 the state is witnessing steep decline in the tourist traffic to various destinations in the state.  Even the average number of pilgrims flocking the Katra base camp to perform special prayers in the bhawan shrine during Navratra festival is declining as compared to previous years. Anticipating less rush of tourists in the coming months in the wake of complete destruction of tourist infrastructure on the banks of Dal Lake and at various other locations the tour operators with advance …

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Omar meets PM, seeks special rehab package for flood-ravaged state

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Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought a special rehabilitation package from the Centre for the flood-ravaged State. Pitching for liberal assistance from the Centre, Omar told the Prime Minister that such a package was necessary for putting life back on rails in the state. Thanking the Prime Minister for timely assistance by way of rescue efforts and immediate relief to the affected people, Omar told Modi that the state was looking upto the Centre “in this hour of grave crisis”. “Our hearts go out to the families who have lost their dear ones,” Omar said, adding the the loss to property has been colossal in this calamity. “We look up to you in …

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Kitchloo presents a cheque of Rs 51 Lakh to CM’s Relief Fund with a big smile, officers seen smiling too!

Kitchloo presents a cheque of Rs 51 Lakh to CM's Relief Fund with a big smile, officers seen smiling - Jammu-Kashmir Flood

Ever since the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been hit by devastating floods in the last 109 years  the senior bureaucrats and the top police officers have been seen in pensive mood in the company of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. While grappling with the scale of devastation the officers who generally remain calm and in total control of the situation faced difficult times as they too were at the receiving end of the worst tragedy. Now as the situation is returning to normalcy and the state govt machinery is being readied to launch the massive rehabilitation work the police officers and others are gradually getting back in to the mood. On Tuesday when Minister of State for  Home Affairs …

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Omar chairs meeting of Senior ministers, top level officers in complete darkness

Omar chairs meeting of Senior ministers, top level officers in complete darkness- Jammu Kashmir floods

Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, Monday chaired a meeting of senior officers, ministers at civil secretariat complex under the cover of darkness. As the dewatering work is still going on inside the complex the power lines could not be restored even on Monday. The govt had earlier announced to throw open the secretariat on September 18 but due to water logging on the first floor the state govt employees could not reach their offices. Chief Minister also visited Assembly complex along with the team of senior employees of the state assembly secretariat and Speaker Mubarak Gul and took stock of the damages. Barring Urban and Housing Minister Rigzin Zora Chief Minister was accompanied by senior National Conference Ministers AR Rather, Ali …

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After Kashmir Floods Omar left with 6.3 lakh followers on twitter

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Angry people waiting to see face of the Govt on Ground Zero After remaining cut off from his over 6.3 lakh followers twitter savvy Omar Abdullah Saturday posted few comments welcoming critics over handling of flood situation in Kashmir. Omar who was seen shuttling between his make shift mini secretariat set up in Hari Niwas Palace and airport was himself cut off from the outer world for days together.    As situation is gradually improving and network companies are able to restore connectivity in flood affected areas the state govt is able to spread awareness among affected population in village son how to deal with the menace of water logging and water borne diseases. While doing so the state govt …

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