Srinagar, 13 September 2014: Over 1,42,000 persons have been rescued so far by the Armed Forces and NDRF from different parts of Jammu & Kashmir in the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood ravaged State.
Thirteen tonnes of water purifying tablets and six water filtration plants with a capacity to filter 1.2 lakh bottles per day has already reached Srinagar. Engineering stores including suction pumps from Vishakhapatnam have reached to flood affected area. Twelve sewage pumps from Delhi have also been dispatched to the valley. Thirty generator sets of 3 to 5 KVA capacity have also been sent to Srinagar to augment continuous power supply in relief camps and field hospitals. Communication equipment of Department of Telecommunication, Army, BSNL and some of private companies have been dispatched to restore the communication systems in the State.
8,200 blankets and 1119 tents were provided to the flood victims. 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services are already operating in full swing. Four Field Hospitals have been established in Avantipur, Pattan, Anantnag and Old Airfield where medical aid is being provided to the ailing people. Till now they have treated around 22,500 patients. Two additional fully equipped field hospitals with laboratory testing equipment facility from Bathinda has reached Srinagar. 10 tonnes medicines and other health care materials including mobile oxygen generation plant have reached Srinagar from Delhi. More relief materials including blankets and tents, water bottles from IRCTC and food packets are being airlifted from Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Baroda and Amritsar. 25 tonnes of Indian gram (channa) from NAFED is also being transported to the flood affected area.
Eighty six transport aircraft and helicopters of Indian Air Force and Army Aviation Corps are continuing their efforts in rescue and relief operations. Army has deployed around 30,000 troops for rescue and relief operations, in which 21,000 troops are deployed in Srinagar region and 9,000 troops in Jammu region. Armed Forces personnel are distributing water bottles and food packets on a large scale. So far more than 4,00,000 litres of water, 1,31,500 food packets and over 800 tonnes cooked food have already been airdropped and distributed in the flood-affected areas.
So far 1771 sorties were undertaken by the helicopters and aircraft of Armed Forces and 2371 tonnes of relief materials have been dropped by the Indian Air Force. A total of 224 boats of Army and 148 NDRF’s inflatable boats are actively involved in the rescue operation.
National Disaster Response Force continues rescue and relief operations in J&K
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams today distributed 05 tons of relief materials in flood affected areas. So far, NDRF teams evacuated more than 42,920 flood victims and distributed 35 tons of relief materials in flood affected areas. Rescue and evacuation operation is still going on.
The rescue and evacuation operation by NDRF in flood affected parts of Jammu and Kashmir are continued. 22 Urban Search and Rescue teams of NDRF comprising of more than 1000 rescuers and 150 boats and other life saving equipments are working relentlessly in adverse conditions to provide immediate relief to flood victims.
Corporate Sector extends support to flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir
The Corporate Sector is coming forward to extend its support to the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir. The Mahindra & Mahindra Group and Samsung Electronics have donated Rs.2 Crores and Rs.3 Crores respectively towards the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, had appealed for generous donations towards Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund, to help the people of Jammu and Kashmir in this hour of crisis.