Several areas still cut off: Tarigami
Jammu, Jan 11: State Secretary CPI (M) and MLA, Muhammad Yusuf Tarigami today said the peripheral areas in rural Kashmir continue to remain cut off due to snowfall causing immense hardships to the people.
“Right now the situation on ground is very grim with the people not getting appropriate succor”, Tarigami said in a statement adding reports of acute shortage of ration, fuel, K. Oil, LPG and other essential commodities had already started to pour in from several areas. He asked the administration to address these issues on war footing basis.
Tarigami urged the government to gear up administration both at divisional and district levels to bring people out of trouble in the wake of snowfall.
He said the emergent crisis following the snowfall craves for prompt and practical action on the part of the government, regretting that such measures were still elusive. He said the government must draw lessons from the current situation and come up with a workable plan to alleviate public sufferings especially in view of weather forecast regarding further snowfall and rains.
Tarigami said, focused attention had to be laid on the clearance of roads and restoration of power, water and other essential services. He said calamities of such nature had routinely taken the administration unaware in the state, adding disaster management plans fall flat due to their lack of pragmatic character.
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