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  • 13 more tents provided to affected families

KATHUA: District Development Commissioner Kathua Ramesh Kumar today took stock of ground situation in the twin landslide hit   villages of Mohra Chhuara of Panchayat Uchha Pind and  Morha Kalana of Panchyat Dhannuparole in Tehsil Ramkote and  in Tehsil Billawar. He directed the Red Cross Kathua unit to send 13 more tents for the affected families taking the total tally of tents to 20.

The district administration has shifted families from the Landslide prone areas to safer places immediately after the reports of landslide activity in the area were recieved. The Government Primary School Dhannu-Parole which was in High Risk Landslide prone area has been shifted and now running from make shift school. The administration has provided utensils, ration and tents to all the affected families and tehsil and district administration is monitoring the situation closely.  The teams of doctors are visiting the relief camps regularly and conducted a medical check-up of all inmates of the camp. 

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SRINAGAR: The Enforcement wing of Lakes and Water Development Authority (LAWDA) has started demolition operations in the area of Dal and Nigeen Lakes. During last week the Enforcement wing has demolished several illegal constructions at several areas like Teilbal Wagund, Habak, NFR, Rainawari, Bahraar and inside Dal Lake, on the directions of High Court.

Moreover, a number of FIRs were lodged against the tipper drivers/owners who were illegally ferrying construction material within the jurisdiction of Dal Lake. All the public residing within the LDA jurisdiction have been asked not to go for any sort of illegal constructions. As the Enforcement wing will continue with demolition of illegal constructions, all the tippers/load carried owners are directed not to carry construction material in the prohibited area of Dal/Nigeen Lake without permission.

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  • People shifted to safer places

KATHUA: Taking proactive and prompt action of the reports of landslide in Morha Kalana of Panchayat Dhannu-Parole in tehsil Billawar, District Development Commissioner Kathua Ramesh Kumar dispatched a team headed by SDM Billawar alongwith other field functionaries to shift the families from the hamlet without any delay to ensure no  loss of human life.

The team also comprising Tehsildar Billawar Vishwajeet Singh reached the spot and shifted all 19 families out of which 7 families who are in high risk zone of landsliding were shifted to safer places. As soon as the reports of landslide activity in the area came to the notice of the administration, the district and Sub-Division administration acted swiftly and mobilized the men and machinery timely and people were shifted to safer places.

Meanwhile District administration dispatched a team with Seven Tents from Red Cross Kathua unit which were later distributed among the families by SDM Billawar in Dhanu-Parole. SDM Billawar R.S Charak informed that the precautionary action of shifting people was made after the reports of landslide activity by the locals. He said so far the activity is slow but from past experiences of landslide in the area the decision of shifting has been made. 

While interacting with families, SDM advised them to refrain from going to the landslide prone and other high risk areas. He also appealed people of the area to adhere to the advisory till it is declared safe. He assured them that district and tehsil administration is keeping a close watch on the situation and to provide all possible help to the victims.