The life in flood-hit Kashmir region is limping back to normal as vehicular traffic to the Valley has been restored through three national highways facilitating the resumption of supplies at a massive scale.
More and more patients with symptoms of skin irritation, chest infection and diarrhoea are coming at the health centres in this flood ravaged city, with doctors saying they are already dealing an epidemic outbreak.
Chaos has hit relief distribution in flood-ravaged Kashmir as some survivors of the natural calamity from the summer capital of the state are running from pillar to post to get food grains but to no avail.
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir government not to restrict its focus to Srinagar in the rescue and relief operations in flood-hit areas, saying the condition in some other districts is "worse".
Massive de-watering operations have been launched in flood-hit areas of Srinagar where some places still lay submerged under 10 feet water nearly two weeks after Jammu and Kashmir was ravaged by floods, as authorities on Monday stepped up efforts to restore normalcy in the Valley.
With floods rendering the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway inoperational for 12 consecutive days Monday, Kashmir Valley residents are facing an acute shortage of essential commodities even as people in some areas of north and south Kashmir accused the administration of concentrating only on Srinagar city.
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.
A house of worship is for the faithful often a doorway into the spiritual world, but when a land is caught in the devastation of terrible floods, a religious shrine can sometimes be all that stands between death and physical preservation, as was proved by the Zeashta Devi temple here.
As the rescuers battles to save thousands of people in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a humble request to the people to not celebrate his birthday which is due on September 17.