Government of Jammu & Kashmir
Kashmir Irrigation & Flood Control Department
Rajbagh, Srinagar



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Details of funds received and utilized for last 10 years under various schemes. Details of expenditure with reference to destruction caused by recent floods.

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Details regarding constitution of Flood Committees and whether yearly meetings had taken place and who were the participants in these meetings. What were the decisions taken in these meetings and details of follow up action thereof?

The following Flood Zonal Committees are in place, constituted to look after the flood control measures:

Zonal Committee Srinagar.

Zonal Committee Budgam.

Zonal Committee Anantnag.

Zonal Committee Awantipora.

Zonal Committee Kakapora.

Zonal Committee Narbal.

Zonal Committee Sumbal.

Zonal Committee Baramulla.

Zonal Committee Sopore.

Zonal Committee Handwara/Kupwara.

Zonal Committee Kulgam.

Zonal Committee Shopian.

Zonal Committee Ganderbal.

Zonal Committee Bandipora.

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 These committees are headed by respective Executive Engineers of their territorial areas. Besides there is a Central Flood Committee which is headed by the Hon’ble Minister for PHE/Irri. & FC Department J&K.

Regular yearly meetings of Member Secretaries of the Flood Zonal Committees have taken place under the chairmanship of Chief Engineer Kashmir Irrigation and Flood Control Department. Directions regarding the piling of stock of requisite EC bags and other related material were routinely given to the participants of these meetings.

A meeting of Central Flood Committee chaired by Hon’ble Minister for PHE/I&FC was held during intervening night of 3rd and 4th of September, 2014 at Departmental Guesthouse at Ram Munshibagh. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, D.C. Srinagar, Chief Engineer, I&FC and other Engineers participated in this meeting. Decision of advising people residing along river embankments and in low lying areas to move to safer places was taken in view of the rising level of River Jhelum. The message was passed on by the Divisional Commissioner to respective DCs.


What steps were taken for ensuring safety and security of the number of bunds, embankments etc.

The security and safety of embankment/ bunds is a regular exercise and Flood Control Division Anantnag, Flood Control Division Kakpora, Irri. & Flood Control Division Srinagar, Irrigation & Flood Control Division Sumbal, Irrigation & Flood Control Division Sopore and Irrigation & Flood Control Division Baramulla are routinely looking after the safety and security of bunds/embankments of River Jhelum and its tributaries.


Details of machinery purchased and used for the last 10 years and what was their user during recent floods.

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Number of sand bags which were readily available in stock on 1st of September, 2014 with your department and how many such bags were utilized.

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Details of decisions, instructions, directions, if any issued by your office and follow up action thereof.

When  water level in Rajbagh, Gogjibagh, Jawahar Nagar areas refused to recede, a decision of cutting Jhelum and spill channel bunds was taken to drain water from these area through gravity which ultimately proved very helpful in absence of electricity and non-functioning of permanent dewatering stations of these areas.


Details of inventory which were available with your Department of various kinds of machineries, water pumps etc. and how was their use ensured during recent floods.

Details of machinery available with the department and its use during recent floods are given against point No. 4. Pertinent to mention that the department does not maintain an inventory of water pumps for controlling floods. However, the department has 68 dewatering stations (with fixed machinery) in Sumbal area, which are used for draining out water, if any, from paddy fields. Details of EC bags is given in reply to point No. 5.


Number of officers/staff deployed on embankments, their break up with location of the deployment.

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Correspondence made with Central Commission and other departments of the Centre Government and State Government for control of floods etc.

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Correspondence, if any with Ministry of Finance and Planning for sanctioning funds for various projects and the response thereof.

This office does not enter into direct correspondence with the Planning or Finance Departments.  However, in January 2012 a TAC meeting was held for clearing 88 flood projects for an amount of Rs 1787.42 crore for submission to the Ministry of Water Resources GOI for funding under Flood Management Programme (FMP). The projects were subsequently submitted to the Administrative Department for the purpose. However the MOWR changed its FMP guidelines in 2013 which raised the state share for FMP schemes from 10% to 30%, making it difficult for the state to pursue approval of all the schemes. In March, 2014, 3 flood management schemes were approved for Kehmil Nallah, Doodganga Nallah and Sandran/ Vethvathroo nallah, work on which is in progress.

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Any other information regarding steps taken by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department for last 10 years for controlling floods and taking other necessary steps for ensuring safety and security of bunds, embankments etc.

River Jhelum:

Critical reaches of River Jhelum were widened by way of removal of shoal and execution of anti-errosion works like toe walls and retaining walls at vulnerable spots to strengthen bunds/ embankments, especially in Srinagar city reach of 4.50 km from Sonawar to Habba Kadal since 2006.


From Sonawar to Dhobji Ghat, 458 illegal structures were existing on embankments of River Jhelum, out of which 421 were removed in 2008. From Dhobji Ghat to Safa Kadal, 186 illegal structures were removed in 2013.


City Channels:

Kut khul was dredged out to improve its carrying capacity in 2003-04.

Sunri Khul was dredged to improve its carrying capacity in 2005-06.


Flood Spill Channel:

Carrying capacity of Flood Spill Channel has been increased from 4000 cusec to 8000 cusec by way of dredging and cunnete cutting.

Drainability of Flood Spill Channel in Wullar Lake has been improved.


Outfall Channel:

Carrying capacity of outfall channel of River Jhelum from Wullar to Khadinyar, Baramulla has been increased by way of dredging/ excavating 4,00,000 cubic metres of sand since April, 2012.


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