Jammu & Kashmir floods

A tragedy that was waiting to happen

Print edition : October 17, 2014

An aerial view of the flooded outskirts of Srinagar on September 14. Photo: ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

A flood victim outside her collapsed house at Shitra Shahi in Srinagar on September 25. Photo: S. Irfan/PTI

The Central Water Commission does not have a single forecasting site in Jammu & Kashmir though the State is prone to flooding. Unregulated urbanisation has also left no channels for water to flow into rivers.
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