As the city woke up to devastation after a consecutive downpour for about five days,families were seperated, homes were washed away and the divine state of hills was in ruins once again after about five decades. Last such havoc was experienced in 1959 by the valley. This wreck in spite of beforehand warnings didn’t provoke people to move out and the city is shattered and sunk in water now leaving people to ponder whether the history is tracing back its route.
While the army personnel is trying in all aspects to carry this rescue operation to the maximum degree, Government too is lending a helping hand providing financial funds and the vital requirements to the victims. The attempt of restoring the city back to hustle is feeding the urgency and requirement more and more by every hour, rescuing the scattered lives from every nook and corner. Seeing the present scenario the goverment is aiding abundantly and putting in the best of efforts to save every life hanging somwhere amid the nature’s inevitable doing.But the queries promoting doubt towards the government and management about -why the city encountered such a massive destruction and equilavent consequences as in the past, have 50 decades made no differnce to the state’s management? Was there a lack in their take about the things and whether they should have made the state less vulnerable by precautionary managament?-should these questions be kept at bay?
Armed forces and the teams of NDRF are doing a salute worthy job risking their own selves to save the ones stuck in debris or washed away with the floods. The improvement in weather conditions proved advantageous as it encoraged the rescue missions to a safer level.More than 50,000 people have been rescued.
Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah visited the place and described the mayhem as the worst in 109 years. “We are doing whatever we can do in tackling the worst crisis the state has faced in living memory.In this crisis, our first priority is to rescue people. Rehabiliation and other things come later”, he told Doordarshan.
Air India hopped in to offer more assitance to the flood-struck state and announced two additional flights to teleport the sufferers stranded in the valley flooding with thousands of lives. Hospitals and medical teams have been set up to about 65-80.Ready-to-eat meals, bottled water, blankets and tonns of relief material is being aided by the government to sufferers in all the areas caught in chaos.The road connectivity and telecom services are under restoration as well. The magnitude of the calamity was way more than apprehended but the efforts are being put accordingly. With the water level receding, the rescue operations are taking more charge and so far more than 50,000 lives have been saved and transferred from the submerged areas.
Bihar, Uttarakhand,Odisha governments announced financial aid to the totaled state. “It has been decided to give Rs 10 crore assistance to Jammu and Kashmir from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund as token support to the disaster management in the flood-hit state”, Bihar Chief minister Jatin Ram Manjhi said. Apart from the financial assistance of Rs 10 crore, Uttarakhand is also providing rafts to J&K to rescue people from marooned areas and submersible pumps installed in its hydel projects to flush out water from submerged regions,told Subhash Kumar. The extensive damage invited condolences nation-wide and monetary aid as well as rescue material by numerous states.
But is the ammount of provisions being aided to the victims enough? Could things be taken at more vigorous level as to attain the required demand ? Are aerial visits of ministers complemented with a claim of providing funds to the casualties sufficient? Could the rescue mission be taken on a forced pace since the weather is no hindrance anymore? Could the state government do beyond showing their lament? J&K being an autonomous territory has enough funds and provisions but are the resources in need after such calamities exploited enough? Are the disaster management’s departments co-ordinated well enough to feed this vital urgency? It is understood that calamities like this are sudden and unavoidable but could more precautions be taken beforehand cautioning the citizen? Are the management departments laid with enough manpower and distributed with enough rescue resources to prove their efficiency during such times? If the state was pre-warned why were no measures takens before the devastation?