Haryana govt to send pumps to J&K for draining out water

  • PTI, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2014 17:33 IST

Haryana government has decided to send 10 pump sets to Srinagar to expedite draining out of water from flooded areas of the Kashmir valley.

This is in addition to the earlier financial assistance of Rs 10 crore, medicines worth Rs 50 lakh, 50,000 blankets and food items sent to the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana additional chief secretary and financial commissioner (Revenue and Disaster Management) P K Gupta said on Sunday.

He said the state government has responded promptly to the help sought by chief secretary, Jammu and Kashmir today to provide pumps for draining the flooded areas.

Gupta said accordingly directions were issued to send electrical vertical pumps with adequate accessories such as delivery pipe and the technical staff for operation.

"These will be dispatched tomorrow morning," he said. Gupta said that the Haryana chief secretary Shakuntla Jakhu has further assured more support to the Government of Jammu and Kashmir as and when required.

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