Anantnag, May 2: Incessant heavy rains in the upper reaches of Kokernag hamlet of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district triggered minor flashfloods in the area.
Officials said that the water level of down streams increased suddenly around 4 pm on Tuesday and it even entered the Kokernag garden.
Ghulam Mohuudin Wani, Chief Project Officer, Fish Farm Kokernag said that the water level in the area increased and entered “Asia’s largest” fish farm.
He said the situation is under control as the water level has started receding. “Efforts are on to minimise the damage,” he said.
The officer advised the people to avoid throwing garbage, especially polythene in pristine water bodies, saying it not only pollutes the water but also creates difficulties in such situations as polythenes are entering the fish farm.
SDM Kokarnag Sarib Sehran said that due to heavy rainfall, the water level has increased in the Kokernag area and all people in the garden were immediately evacuated.
Officials are on the job to minimise the damage to livestock and announcements have been made in lower areas to stay alert as the water in the lower stream will also increase, the SDM said.
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