Khanna reviews flood situation in Rajouri, Poonch districts

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2014 20:08 IST

Member of Parliament and in charge of state BJP Avinash Rai Khanna visited flood-hit areas of twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch to review flood situation.

Termed the loss of life and properties unprecedented, Khanna said, "The national and state BJP leadership knows well about the sufferings of the people of these districts and that is why our all units are putting in all-out effort for their rehabilitation."

"Human loss is irreparable, but we are trying out level best to provide them all possible support so that they don't feel alone in their hours of crisis," said Khanna.

"As far as the Centre is concerned, prime minister Narendra Modi has been extending all possible help, including launching of massive rescue operations, package for relief and rehabilitation, pressing army, air force and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in rescuing victims without wasting any time, besides personally visiting J&K," he mentioned.

Khanna said people of twin border districts suffered a lot as over hundred people have been died, thousands rendered homeless, crops totally destroyed, roads and connecting roads of far flung areas been washed away, means of communication badly affected. He said, "Although the union government is extending every kind of help for relief and rehabilitation, our national and state leadership also tightened their laces and working for their rehabilitation and relief and in this connection various initiatives have been taken, including Aapada Rahat Kosh relief collection programme, besides regular visit by union ministers to access losses etc".

Raising apprehension over the distribution of relief by the state government, he said since relief and rehabilitation is a state subject, it's the duty of the state government to ensure equitable distribution of relief material, but it's unfortunate that people of these twin districts are feeling ignored by the government in terms of relief and rehabilitation operations.

He lauded the role of the army and the air force in for undertaking massive rescue operation and also restoring means of communication.

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