J&K floods: Weather likely to remain clear, says MeT

Indian Meteorological Department (MeT) director, BP Yadav, on Monday said that weather in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir is likely to remain clear as the possibility of rain is less.

New Delhi: Indian Meteorological Department (MeT) director, BP Yadav, on Monday said that weather in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir is likely to remain clear as the possibility of rain is less.

"The weather in Jammu and Kashmir will be clear and the possibility of rain is less but the sky will be partly cloudy. Light rain is possible but that won't last for more than two days," Yadav told the media here.

Over 2,26,000 persons have been rescued so far by the armed forces and NDRF from different parts of Jammu and Kashmir in the ongoing rescue and relief operations.

As the flood water has started receding, the apprehension for the water-borne diseases is raising. The demand for filtered water has also increased.

Along with the heavy duty suction pumps, 20 RO plants with a capacity to filter four lakhs litre per day from Hyderabad and four RO plants from Delhi with a capacity to filter one lakh litre per day are being sent to Srinagar, today.

Thirteen tonnes of water purifying tablets and six water filtration plants with a capacity to filter 1.2 lakh bottles per day was sent earlier to Srinagar.

More heavy duty suction pumps are being airlifted from Jodhpur and Raipur. Sewage pumps from Delhi have also been dispatched to the valley.

Thirty generator sets of three to five KVA capacity have also been sent to Srinagar to augment continuous power supply in relief camps and field hospitals.

Additional communication equipment of BSNL are being dispatched to restore the communication systems in the state.

So far, 2451 sorties were undertaken by the helicopters and aircraft of the armed forces and 3,435 tonnes of relief materials have been dropped by the Indian Air Force. A total of 224 boats of the Indian Army and 148 NDRF's inflatable boats are actively involved in the rescue operation.

The armed forces have also established 19 relief camps in Srinagar and Jammu region.

To restore the road connectivity, five task forces of Border Roads Organisation (BRO), which include 5700 personnel, have been deployed in Srinagar, Rajouri and Akhnoor.

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