Situation under control in J&K: Kiren Rijiju

: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir is under control and added that paramilitary forces will also be sent to the state if required.

ANI| Last Updated: Mar 31, 2015, 11:29 AM IST

New Delhi:: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir is under control and added that paramilitary forces will also be sent to the state if required.

"Situation is under control and our teams working in coordination with the state administration. NDRF teams have also been deployed. Paramilitary forces are ready as well and will be sent if required," said Rijiju.

Earlier in the day, Director General of NDRF OP Singh had said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved significantly and added that six more teams will be sent with sufficient boats to the state as a precautionary step.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had earlier on Monday announced the release of an amount of Rs 225 crores to meet the flood-situation created by incessant rains in the state.

"I authorise the release of an amount of Rs 225 crores in favour of Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir and Rs 10 crores in favour of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu and SDRF (State Disaster Relief Fund) for rescue and relief," Mufti said while making a statement on the flood situation in the state assembly.

The Ministry of Home Affairs is in touch with the state government and closely monitoring the situation of increasing water levels in River Jhelum at Srinagar.

No breach of embankment has been reported.

However, as a precautionary measure, to assist the state government authorities, two teams of NDRF have been deputed and another four teams kept stand-by.

The state government has been asked to indicate the assistance required by them.