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PDP promises flood master plan if voted to power

india Updated: Oct 13, 2014 19:09 IST

With assembly polls due, opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Monday called for rebuilding Jammu and Kashmir as a "model state" in the aftermath of the devastating and promised a flood master plan if voted to power.

PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed asked to revive not only the state's old glory but also create new opportunities for development and growth.

Sayeed called for "rebuilding Jammu and Kashmir as a model state in the aftermath of the devastating floods to revive not only its old glory but creating new opportunities for development and growth," while interacting with people in flood-affected Pulwama district.

He said PDP's policy framework would also include a separate flood control master plan to minimise the loss to life and property in the eventuality of any future disasters and other climate threats.

The party chief says PDP was working on a comprehensive policy, which will be implemented if it comes to power.

"PDP is in the process of formulating a comprehensive policy framework on sustainable and planned reconstruction of the areas devastated by the September floods and the same would be operationalised once the party comes to power with the people's mandate," he said.

He said PDP's policy framework would also include a separate flood control master plan to minimise the loss to life and property in the eventuality of any future disasters and other climate threats.

"PDP's policy framework would incorporate tangible short, medium and long-term measures aimed at rehabilitation and reconstruction of the flood-affected areas including rebuilding of economy and restoration of the livelihoods through latest technological and innovative interventions," he said.

The former chief minister said town planners, structural engineers, reconstruction and CSR professionals would be roped in by the party to kick-start structured rehabilitation and reconstruction programme in the state.