Jammu: Urging the need for expeditious implementation of the proposed Rs 2000 cr. Comprehensive Plan for Flood Management (CPFM)in jammu and Kashmir, the MLA, Rafiabad, Mr. Yawar Dilawar Mir has called for undertaking dredging of River Jehlum and existing flood spill Channel before the onset of fast nearing rainy season in Kashmir to address the problem of foods .He has also stressed the need for dredging of Out-fall Flood Channel( OFC) River Jehlum from Sopore to Ladoora Rafiabad High Lift scheme (RHL), and shoal clearance at identified spots to check flood furies.
Speaking at the meeting of the State Flood Control Board held at Institute of Engineers at Gandhi Nagar ,Jammu today Mr Yawar Mir said that construction of of a supplementary Flood Spill Channel to mitigate the flood threat in the valley has become all the more necessary adding that the authorities at the helm of affairs should manage flow of regular funds for this purpose.” However,while consruction of the proposed Supplementary Flood Channel from Dogripora to Wuller due care needs to be taken to treat water discharge in Nallah Dakhli,Hambal and Vij so that areas in the vicinity of Doabgah including Janbazpora,Chakla and Ladoora villages are protected from in un dation like in recent September floods,”Yawar Dilawar added.
Yawar Dilawar said that different components of the proposed long term Flood Management Plan submitted by the state administration to the Union Ministry of Water Resources should be phased out on priority basis so that availability of tied fund is made certain .He said prioritization of the works shall be a major step farward in the flood management.
Yawar Dilawar Mir has appreciated Governor Mr N. N Vohra. Principal Secretary Planning and Development and the Commissioner Secretary, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control departments of the state for convening meeting of the State Flood Control Board to garner views and suggestions of the public representatives to finalize the prioritized works programme to the tune of Rs 400cr under the proposed CPFM.