Srinagar: Chairman People’s Democratic Front ( PDF) Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen has expressed serious concern over colossal damage caused to irrigation canals, water supply schemes and residential structures in villages located alongside mighty Nalla Sukhnag in Khansahib area due to massive cloud burst last evening. He had urged the government to press into service men and machinery on water footing basis to reconstruct and restore the infrastructure damaged due to the cloud burst particularly in Arizal,Zugoo Kharain , Cheill, Brass, Gundzabal and Wanin areas .
In a statement issued on Saturday, Hakeem, while expressing concern over the colossal damage caused to basic infrastructure in upper areas of Khansahib due to cloud burst, has demanded adequate compensation and ex- gratia relief to the affected families whose standing crops and residential houses have been damaged in the natural calamity. He has urged the government to take emergency measures to reconstruct damaged irrigation canals , water supply schemes and bridges in various affected areas of Khansahib and Budgam villages located alongside the Nalla Sukhnag. He said that cloud burst and subsequent flash floods have inflicted heavy financial losses to the farmers as their crops and residential units have been severely damaged .
” In view of unpredictable weather conditions prevailing in various areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Government should keep various disaster management units in stand by position to meet any exigencies due to weather vagaries, ” Hakeem stressed adding that the coming month of August was more vulnerable for possible lash floods in Jammu and Kashmir.