LATEST ACTIVITIES IN DISTRICT
Minister of State, Dr. Jatinder Singh at Reasi(15 September 2014)
Minister of State, PMOs, Earth Sciences, Science & Technology, DOPT, (GOI), Dr. Jatinder Singh today took stock of the rescue and relief measures put in place to provide necessary help to the landslide and flood victims in Reasi.
Dr. Singh got appraisal of the situation that has arisen due to incessant rains resulting in overwhelming flood and landslide particularly in Reasi district.
Dr. Singh assured all possible help from the Government to the flood victims to overcome the difficulties and help relief and rehabilitation of the affected families. He asked DDC to submit a comprehensive memorandum of losses occurred due to floods/landslide to the government as soon as possible.
Earlier, Union Minister (MOS) PMOs GOI, Dr Jatinder Singh along with senior officers of the district conduct aerial survey of flood and landslide affected areas in Reasi district to assess the situation there.
Dr Jatinder Singh also distributed relief material among the flood victims. Later a meeting with the district administration was held to review the relief work.
District Development Commissioner, Reasi Shabir Ahmad Bhatt gave an overview of situation and relief measures taken by the district administration to save the lives and evacuate people from the flood and landslide areas.
DDC Informed that about 20 deaths have been reported and 1 is still missing in the recent flood and landslide in the district.
He informed that 811 houses have been fully damaged, 1021 houses partially damaged, 390 cattle sheds damaged during flash flood/ landslide. Besides He said that 120 villages have been affected in the district due to flood and landslide.
Among others, MLA Reasi Baldev Raj Sharma, MLC Jugal Kishor Sharma, SSP Reasi Vivek Gupta, Members of PRI and senior officers of the district were also present on the occasion.