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300 people died, 25 injured in J&K floods: Govt

300 people have died and 25 suffered injuries in floods that battered the state last September, the Jammu and Kashmir government said on Friday.



Jammu: 300 people have died and 25 suffered injuries in floods that battered the state last September, the Jammu and Kashmir government said on Friday.

In a written reply to the question of NC member Shehnaz Ganai in Legislative Council, Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation Basharat Bukhari said that due to floods of 2014 in the state 300 people have died and 25 persons injured.

He further said that apart from damage caused to 26,1361 structures, farm sector of 3.27 lakh hectares of agricultural land and 3.96 lakh hectares of horticulture land also suffered damage.

Under public sector, 6,910 kms of road length, 559 bridges, 3,063 PHE schemes, 6,423 irrigation works and schemes, 4,202 sub-stations, 11,671 kms of electric conductors, besides 6,466 other buildings suffered damages.

The government is contemplating to get the disaster management plan for whole state approved by the disaster management authority and in future all the disasters including floods be effectively dealt as per the state disaster management plan.

The World Bank has agreed to fund USD 25 million for capacity building, setting up of emergency operating system and strengthening of state disaster management authority.

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