Srinagar: As the water level continues to recede in the Valley the Government of India is extending all possible help to the people of flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir by speeding up relief work.
While many areas in Srinagar are still submerged under ten feet of water, the Army has managed to rescue 72,050 people while the Air Force has rescued another 17,105 flood victims.
The Navy has also brought at least 1,000 people to safer places.
Essential commodities including food packets are being air dropped. Food packets, water and medicines are being sent to all the affected areas.
Relief camps are being organised at different places and provision of food, shelter and others are being made.
Army has so far deployed 80 medical teams to provide medical aid. A team of Special DGHS, Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary and Addl. DDG Director (EMR) of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been sent to Srinagar.
BSNL communication connectivity has also been partially restored in the State.
Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami has also been stationed at Srinagar since September 11 for reviewing the flood rescue and relief works.
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