Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday asked all the private mobile companies operating in J&K to restore connectivity in the state at the earliest.
The state government has set up chief minister's Flood Relief Fund to receive donations from the individuals, business groups and non-government organizations, intending to donate for relief and rehabilitation of the people affected by the unprecedented floods in the state.
As the Omar Abdullah government gears up to rehabilitate people in flood-battered Kashmir valley, state ministers have begun to lead the administration from the front and are reaching out to the affected.
Vehicles carrying relief material to flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir have been exempted from paying toll fee till Sep 24, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.
Ministers in Jammu and Kashmir had to wade through water-logged areas to make it to the Civil Secretariat here which reopened on Thursday after remaining closed for 11 days due to massive floods in the state.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday urged all, especially MPs, legislators and employees of the state to donate as much as they can for those affected by the floods to the J&K Chief Minister's Flood Relief Fund.
Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra and chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday donated their one month's salary to the state government's flood relief fund.
Mild tremors in quick succession jolted Bhaderwah belt of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir tonight.
As the flood water in Kashmir is turning fetid, the state government has decided to breach the banks of Jhelum at strategic points to let water flow back into the river.
After restoring the national highway between flood ravaged Srinagar and Jammu, Army engineers have successfully constructed four major bridges in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts in a big relief to lakhs of people residing here.
Chaos has hit relief distribution in flood-ravaged Kashmir as some survivors of the natural calamity from the summer capital of the state are running from pillar to post to get food grains but to no avail.
The Tripura government will contribute Rs.1 crore for the relief of flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir, a minister said here Wednesday.
Accusing delay in rescue and relief operations, people in many areas of Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital here took to streets demanding immediate redressal of their problems, temporarily halting NDRF's efforts to reach the needy.
Nazeer Ahmad (55), a desperate father whose daughter went missing since September 7, changed boats and buses several times to reach Srinagar from cut-off south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday. His only hope to trace her daughter was trekking the peak of the Shankar Achrya hill, east of the city.
Air Chief Arup Raha on Tuesday visited Srinagar and reviewed the ongoing relief, rescue and restorations operations ongoing in the flood-ravaged Kashmir region.