Jammu & Kashmir

Incessant rains: Schools closed in several JK districts

Students attend class in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo]

Srinagar: Following the incessant rains in Kashmir, authorities in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian, Kupwara, Baramulla and Ramban have ordered the suspension of class work in schools on Wednesday.

The decision, officials said, was taken in view of the heavy rains in the Valley.

“In view of very heavy rains in Anantnag district, class work in all primary , ordered middle and High schools of district shall remain suspended today,” Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Dr Piyush Singla said.

District Administration Kupwara also announced decision to suspend classwork in primary, middle and high schools across the north Kashmir district as a “precautionary measure” amid incessant rains.

Chief Education Officer Shopian said that due to prevailing bad weather conditions, classwork upto class 8th shall remain suspended in all the government and Private Educational Institutions of district.

District administration Ramban also tweeted: “In view of heavy rains and overflowing of nallahs at several places across Ramban District, all Primary, Middle & High Schools shall remain closed today. Orders will be issued separately.” Similar order has been issued by district administration Kulgam.

CEO Baramulla also ordered that class work in all Primary, Middle and High Schools shall remain suspended in view of incessant rainfall in the north Kashmir district.

Earlier in the day, the officials of the Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department said that the incessant rainfall in the past 16 hours has increased the water level of almost every water body, however, it is below the danger mark.

A top official of the department said that the water level in Jehlum has increased but it is below the danger level at every spot.

He said that the water level in some nallahs like Vishow in Kulgam has increased and all the teams are alert along with machinery to provide possible help to the people.

There is a possibility of significant improvement in weather from today afternoon and the water level will possibly receed after the weather conditions improve.

There are reports of cloudburst at several places but as of now water isn’t flowing above banks anywhere and all field teams are on job to access the situation.

People can get information about water level from the Kashmir flood alert android app and they must avoid visiting nallahs unnecessarily and water discharge in nallah is very high, he added.


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