Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday and termed the situation as “national disaster”.
“The floods in the state are national disaster and not just a disaster for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. I have taken the aerial survey of the affected areas. The condition of Srinagar is worse. Army, Airforce and NDRF are working together to tackle the situation,” he said.
The Indian PM also extended support to the Pakistan government which is also facing devastation due to the floods.
“Indian government is ready to extend its support to Pakistani government in the wake of devastation due to floods in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK),” he said.
As the state government battles worst flood in the last 50 years, Modi said that central government has announced special assistance of Rs 1,000 crores to the state government for relief work.
He also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of those killed in flood-related incidents and Rs 50,000 to the injured.
The PM also said that relief operations are our first priority and boats and medical facilities will be provided to people.
Speaking about the dozens of bridges that have been damaged due to heavy rains in the state, the PM said that Army is working towards to restore them.