DC Baramulla conducts tour of flood-prone areas in Pattan

Pic: J&K Information Department
Pic: J&K Information Department

Deputy Commissioner (DC), Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo accompanied by a team of officers today conducted tour of the flood-prone areas of Pattan to take stock of the flood like situation caused by recent incessant rains in the district.

The team visited Hanjiwara, Pattan and its adjoining areaslocated along Jhelum embankments to examine the situation and to get the firsthand appraisal of the same.

During the visit, the DC directed Irrigation and FloodControl authorities to expedite the work of strengthening the embankments ofriver Jehlum and other major canals in the area so that the situation remainsunder control. He stressed upon the concerned departments to remain vigilant incase of any exigency.

He asked the concerned officers to mobilize men andmachinery and to keep them ready so that any kind of eventuality is tackledsmoothly. He also called for close coordination between the departments toensure timely rescue and rehabilitation, as and when needed. Moreover, DCappealed the people not to panic and remain vigilant besides urging them toremain connected with the administration.

Earlier, the DC distributes about 45 honey bee crates amongthe identified unemployed persons, to enable them to earn sustainablelivelihood. About 21 honeybee crates were distributed on spot while theremaining will be delivered at the door steps of selected beneficiaries.

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