Hooda flagged off seven trucks for the flood-affected state, carrying relief material including 50,000 blankets, 10,000 nylon plastic sheets, medicines and food items, an official spokesman said.
    
He said the Haryana government was with the affected people of the Jammu and Kashmir in this hour of crisis and assured the state all necessary assistance in relief operation.
    
"The people of J&K have been struck with natural calamity of unprecedented magnitude, something which one has never seen or heard before," Hooda said, while flagging off the trucks from his Delhi residence.
    
Noting that the situation in J&K was grim, Hooda appealed to people to make contributions for the people of the flood-affected state.
    
He appreciated the efforts of the Army, Air Force and other agencies engaged in relief and rescue operations in J&K and said their efforts had helped in saving several lives.
    
The state government has also appointed Principal Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment Department PK Das as the Nodal Officer for efficient handling of relief assistance.

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