It started air dropping relief into 15 ft water for initial few days hoping the trapped would swim to get it.
Water levels have receded and government is working to rebuild people’s lives, restore electricity, water supply and reconnect areas, says Omar Abdullah.
As Kashmir tries to come out of its worst floods, one question people in Srinagar ask each other is: how many years will it take to get Kashmir back to its 2013 position?
Official sources said they have mobilized a number of giant pumps for draining the inundated localities but transporting them to the spot is a problem.
Within 24 hours of the Jhelum gushing into Srinagar, thieves disguised as rescuers rowed up to mansions and looted belongings left behind by those fleeing.
The chief minister now commands his government from an 80-room palace on Gupkar Road, on a hillock overlooking most of Srinagar.
Many stories of heartrending tragedies and uplifting heroism are flowing out of relief camps across the city.
Heedless development and nature-defying human ambitions in Kashmir forgot one basic rule of Mother Earth: it will reply with ferocity when ignored.
Soldiers and thousands of youth operating in Jawahar Nagar, Kursoo, Rajbagh, Padshahibagh, Indira Nagar, Shivpora and Tengpora in uptown Srinagar were using all means to evacuate people.
The major breach at Kandizal on Jhelum has impacted 70,000 people and the government said it has stabilised flood level at 30 feet at Ram Munshi Bagh.
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