Jammu and Kashmir is battling one of the worst floods in decades with rivers in the region in spate due to five days of incessant rains, submerging hundreds of villages and triggering landslides. Nearly 200 people have died and thousands are stranded across the state, including Srinagar. Thousands of people trapped in Kashmir's worst flooding. Over 2,000 houses in the Jammu region have become uninhabitable as these have been completely or partially damaged. Many houses collapsed in Old Srinagar City. Trapped residents are standing on roof top of their houses and asking for help.
3000 villages have been affected by floods in Kashmir Valley and out of which 390 are totally cut off from the rest of the state. There is no respite from the rains which began on last Tuesday. Standing crops like paddy and horticulture crops worth hundreds of crores of rupees have been damaged due to the floods.
In this hour of crisis of national level disaster we have to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Jammu & Kashmir.
In 2005 earthquake that affected Jammu & Kashmir, COVA provide relief to 6000 affected families and constructed 200 houses for the most destitute through a network of community based organizations established by COVA in 140 affected villages.
We appeal for donations in aid of flood victims. Your support will reach to the victims in Jammu & Kashmir through the networks of COVA. Indian donors will be able to avail 50% exemption under Section 80G of Income Tax Act. COVA is also authorized to receive foreign contribution under FCRA.
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