Army to help in flood-hit areas of Ladakh ---floods in ladakh???

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government has sought the army's help in supplementing its relief work in flood-hit areas of Ladakh region.

"Services of army have been sought to supplement the efforts of the district administration in restoration and relief work in flood-hit areas of Ladakh region," Transport Minister Mangat Ram Sharma said in reply to a calling attention notice in the legislative council here.

During the intervening night of July 31 and August 1, torrential rains and cloud burst in Leh, Saboo, Phyang, Igoo and Shara in Leh district and different pockets of block Sankoo in Kargil district caused floods.

Massive damage was caused to standing crops, plantations, roads, bridges and some houses in the flood-hit areas, Sharma said adding government has taken all necessary steps to combat the damages caused due to the floods.

Although the exact loss is being assessed, the minister said district administrations of Leh and Kargil have taken immediate steps to rehabilitate the affected families and provided immediate succour to them.

He said affected areas have been divided into zones and zonal teams of officers have been constituted and deployed to oversee flood control measures.

Irrigation facilities have been restored to standing crops to avoid further loss to standing crops; Sharma said adding government has issued instructions to the revenue department for release of Rs 10 lakhs each out of the calamity relief fund for restoration of public utilities works of emergent nature in the districts.

Times of India article


Floods in ladakh?? It barely rains there! global warming? sigh
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I was also wondering that what is happening. And in the article there is nothing about the tourists or road conditions at all.
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I'm useless at Northern Indian geography, let alone information, but it was in yesterday's newspaper that Leh is cut off.
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hmmmm

The official site of leh, http://leh.nic.in/ shows both the highways(manali-leh, srinagar-leh) as open ... dont knw how often they update that info though ... bad things are happening more often these days

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