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DDC Chairperson Gbl visits cloud burst hit villages

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Ganderbal: District Development Chairperson Ganderbal, Nuzhat Ishfaq, today conducted extensive tour of the affected areas to get first-hand information of the damages caused to the public infrastructure and private property due to cloudburst in Nuner area.

Accompanied by senior functionaries of the District Administration including Executive Engineers of R&B, PDD, PHE, I&FC, Rural Development, officials of Revenue Department, the DDC visited Nuner, Chappergund and other low lying affected areas.

Expressing solidarity with the affected families, the Chairperson assured them all possible help. She said that adequate relief will be provided to the affected people to enable them to cope up with the situation.

She urged the Jal Shakti department and KPDCL to ensure speedy restoration of damaged infrastructure like pipes and electric poles so that power and water supply is restored in the affected areas.

The Executive Engineer I&FC was asked to restore all the damaged Khuls, besides take up protection works immediately to prevent further damages to private and public property.

Assuring all possible help to the people in effective restoration of damaged infrastructure, Nuzhat stressed for formulation of a comprehensive district disaster management plan to face such natural disasters.

The Chairperson directed the revenue authorities to start assessment of damages so that relief is provided to the affected families at the earliest.

Several houses, sheds besides agriculture land, orchards and other properties were washed away when a cloudburst hit the area.

Nuzhat stressed for compensation to the affected Agriculture and Horticulture associated farmers. She assured people that she will raise all the issues with the LG administration.

Among others, the Chairperson was accompanied by DDC member Ganderbal-A and other PRIs.

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