The intensity of influx of flood victims from the flood ravaged Kashmir valley in the Ramban district has intensified leading to a chaotic situation and thus posing another challenge for the district administration.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday reviewed the situation in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir and affirmed that all assistance would be provided to the state health authorities to tackle any possible epidemic in the aftermath of the devastating floods.
Even though they were rescued, hundreds of residents of Jawahar Nagar area here keep returning to their homes only to "helplessly watch" their life's savings submerged in the flood waters, while officials say it will take several months to clear the debris.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has announced relief for all pre-paid and post-paid mobile users, who have been unable to recharge their phones or pay their bills, in the flood-hit state.
Stepping up efforts to re-establish normalcy in the flood ravaged state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said 60 per cent power supply has been restored in Kashmir Valley so far.
Asserting that restoration of essential services and public utilities on war footing is the priority of the government, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah directed concerned departments to redouble the ration supply to the valley.
Making a point about holding Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir amid flooding and ongoing rescue operations, the BJP's senior leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday suggested that President's rule should be imposed in the state for a year.
Ration supplies will reach all places of Srinagar within 36 hours, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Saturday while noting that his government was addressing a multitude of challenges to ensure quick relief to all hit by the unprecedented flood.
Air India and private airlines on Saturday continued their evacuation exercise from flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, carrying several tonnes of relief materials and flying back almost 1,400 stranded people.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said 1.5 lakh people are still marooned after the worst floods in a century devastated the state last week even as he said there was some concern over rising water levels in northern parts of the Valley.