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J-K Govt. reaches out to victims in flash flood affected villages

Leh, Thu, 12 Aug 2010 ANI

Leh, Aug.12 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir government is leaving no stone unturned to reach out to the affected villagers in this flash flood ravaged region, as it has come forth to lend the much-needed helping hand to the victims.


On Thursday (August 12), relief items were dispensed to the victims in Skurbuchan and Domkhar-Do villages.


The government is providing and distributing food materials like rice, floor, sugar, blankets, mattresses and tarpaulins besides medicines to the victims of the affected area


Kunzes Angmo, an Assistant Executive Engineer with Public Works Department (PWD), supervising the affected villages said: "For immediate relief, we are providing tents, tarpaulins, blankets, mattresses and some food materials like floor, rice, cooking oil and spices etc, which the victims require for their survival."


Several international tourists have stayed back and joined the rescue and relief operations.


A common sight was group of tourists actively clearing an affected area. The villages of Basgo, Urtsi, Taru and Saboo were also supplied relief materials.


The Deputy Commissioner of Ladakh mentioned that personnel from the army and other organisations have tirelessly helped the government in the relief operations.


"We provided cooked food to the victims in the first four to five days with the help of different agencies for which we have availed help from the army, ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) and many NGOs to came forward to help us and now we are providing them (the victims) dry food materials," said Tsering Angchuk, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Ladakh Division.


The administration has endeavoured to restore normalcy in the region, particularly in the remote villages which have been further isolated after the cloudburst and unexpected floods. By Shashank Shantanu (ANI)


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