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State Disaster Management Authority Meeting Held


March 13th: Hon’ble Chief Minsister Sh.Ghulam Nabi Azad chaired an emergency meeting of State Disaster Management Authority in which he gave instructions to various departments including Police and civil defence for helping the persons marooned by unprecedented heavy snow fall and rain fall in the state.

Consequently the civil defence units across the state were put in a state of high alert. The following measures were taken by Civil Defence wardens and volunteers in some of the effected districts.


  • A House of one Akhtar Hussain S/o Ab.Rehman R/o Doda collapsed and one cow killed. The family of the said person was rescued by civil defence wardens.
  • House belonging to Mohd Shafi R/O Pull Doda collapsed. His family was also rescued by wardens of civil defence.


  • Six persons were reported to be drowned in village Kore Pannu in police station Rajbagh jurisdiction due to floods in river Ujh. The Civil Defence team comprising of Mukhtar Ali, Badri Nath, Deevan Singh, Prem Singh, Mohd Sadiq and Veer Jee rescued following drowned persons alive:

    1. Rakesh Kumar S/O Sh.Thoru Ram R/O Hariya Chack
    2. Thuru Ram S/O Sh.Peeru Ram R/O Hariya Chak
    3. Ashwani Kumar S/O Rattan Lal R/O Salal Pur
    4. Jeet Raj S/O Sh.Badri Nath R/O Salal Pur
    5. Arjun S/O Sh.Lal Singh R/O Salal Pur
    6. Rahul S/O Sh.Ramu R/O Kot Pannu


  • Civil Defence team deputed for snow clearance between Idd Gah and SKIMS, and two Civil Defence Ambulances bearing Nos. 5902/JK02H and 8170/JK01G put on service for carrying the stranded patients and their attendants to SKIMS, SMHS and other city hospitals.
  • 18 Homeguard volunteers have been deployed at Ziyarat Sharief Mukhdoom Sahib where Urs is going on, and are helping the devotees by rendering necessary assistance.


  • As desired by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir a rescue team was detailed for removing trees on Budgam Airport road, which had fallen at road side causing stoppage of traffic. Besides airport, volunteers were deployed to make the vehicular movement more convenient on the road leading to Budgam hospital.


Another meeting of the crises management group was chaired by the Chief Secretary Sh. C. Phunsog, IAS in which the various rescue measures were reviewed.