Govt must allay fears of people living on Hajin Embankments

This refers to the news published in various newspapers about Hajin Sonawari. The news pertains to  the  sliding of river embankments there. Natural epidemics and disasters like earthquakes, floods,etc are naturally occurring phenomena. Hence we can’t stop these phenomena but we can prevent and control lot of damage by following precautionary measures and well planned measures to curb damage to much extent in terms of human lives and other life supporting amenities. I have gone through the various pictures of sliding of river embankments sent by one of my friend from Hajin area.The condition of hajin area is getting worse by the day and people of the  area very much concerned about this.

The government  has not taken any lesson from floods that struck J&K in September 2014.The people  are facing lot of hardships as  continuous sliding of river embankments is posing a great threat to not only the people of Hajin but also to adjoining areas-all this could be disastrous if not taken seriously. If government  would have taken lessons from 2014 floods, then the construction of river embankments of these areas could have been taken earlier.

I appeal to state government t on behalf of people of Hajin to look into this matter very seriously and make the construction of river embankments of not only of Hajin area but also of all those areas near to River Jehlum or Lake Wular as soon as possible. The people of Hajin area are leaving their houses to take the shelter in nearby areas to protect themselves from any damage or calamity. The people remain awake all the night just because of the fear of floods as they have experienced a great harshness already in 2014 floods.

So I would like to make  appeal to state government to make the construction of river embankments with the help of central government  in all these areas near to great water bodies without taking too much time. So that the people may not face further hardships as witnessed in 2014 floods.

TheWorld Bank Recently has released financial loans in favor of  the state government for the construction of river embankments and dredging work. Dredging of Jehlum and other major water bodies will minimize the intensity of floods.  Jehlum will get deepened by dredging and the efficiency of retaining water could be increased and water level will remain low and accordingly fear factor of floods could be wiped away from the heads of people living near to Jehlum and other major water bodies.

Last but not the least  I would like to mention here that people should also act as responsible citizens towards the water bodies especially of Jehlum by not disposing their garbage or waste products in water bodies. This will defeat the purpose of Dredging.

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