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PULWAMA: To assess the losses occurred due to soil erosion in various villages of Tehsil Rajpora particularly in hilly areas due to incessant rains, the District Development Commissioner Pulwama Mr. Niraj Kumar accompanied by the concerned Officers took an extensive tour of affected areas of Sangerwani, Wasumargh and Rahmoo. In Sangerwani village, 57 families were shifted to Government High School Sangerwani, 12 families of Wasumargh have been shifted to Government Primary School and Government High School Wasumargh and 16 families of Rahmoo village were shifted to Panchayat Ghar and Government Higher Secondary School, Rahmoo. District Administration Pulwama is providing all the basic facilities to the affected families.

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SRINAGAR: According to a communication received from the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, an avalanche warning exists for next 24 hours from April 03 to April 04, 2015 in the avalanche prone areas of Kulgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts. In view of the above, Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts are requested to advise people not to venture in avalanche prone areas during above mentioned period. During heavy snowfall, people are advised not to occupy and temporarily evacuate those locations which are under fall line of avalanches. The concerned Deputy Commissioners are asked to take all precautionary measures so as to avert any untoward incident.

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 BUDGAM: Proactive measures have been taken to combat any eventuality in the landslide hit areas of district Budgam particularly most vulnerable areas of Tehsil Chadoora and Chrar-i-Sharief. This was told in a meeting convened today under the Chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Budgam. The meeting was attended by all the concerned officers and agencies.   Giving details about the arrangements being put in place in this regard, the District Development Commissioner said that as per the survey conducted by field officers and other agencies in the affected areas as many as 88 villages out of 500 villages of district Budgam mostly of Tehsil Chadoora and Chrar-i-Sharief are under the threat of land sliding.

 

He said temporary shelter camps have been established in various Government institutions and other available buildings at Nagam, Lolipora, Chrar-i-Sharief, Bemina, Waterhaul and Pakherpora. To have better coordination, the affected areas have been distributed in 3 zones, each zone would be looked after by a team of officers consisting of Tehsildar, BDO, ZEO and VLW. The Naib Tehsildars have been directed to assist the team. He said ration, blankets, tents and other edibles have been kept in large quantity at established camps.  District Development Commissioner said that many areas of district Budgam are facing serious threat of landslides and administration has geared it men and machinery to combat any eventuality.