As authorities struggled to deal with the calamity, a landslide was reported from Pachori village in Udhampur district and mitigation forces have reached the area to rescue the few people trapped there.
    
A total of 25 boats have been launched in flooded areas of Srinagar city to ferry people out even as over 5,100 people have been rescued from the state which is reeling under heavy floods.
    
Flood fury has so far claimed the lives of nearly 150 people and damaged many buildings, including hospitals, and snapped road and communication links, cutting off many areas. The Army cantonment, Civil Secretariat and the High Court in Srinagar have also been inundated.
    
"We are facing a big problem of communication as all links are down. We are not able to communicate with our teams sent on ground in this flood-ravaged areas. Also, as water level is high in many places our personnel are not able to reach the stranded," National Disaster Response Force chief O P Singh told reporters in Delhi.
    
"We have launched a massive operation in the state and divided the state into three zones for smooth conduct of operations. Each zone will be headed by a commandant-rank officer and there will be an overall supervision of a DIG," he said.
    
A total of 5,183 people have been rescued till now from the flood waters which includes children and women, he said.

HIGHLIGHTS
PM announces Rs 1000 crore aid for flood-hit J&K
Government isuues helpline numbers
Control Room is being set up at Srinagar and New Delhi
MHA Control Room Numbers: 011- 23093054, 23092763, 23092923, 23092885, 23093566, 23093563
NDRF Control Room Numbers: 011-26107953, 09711077372
Rescue operations stepped up in J&K
12,500 people evacuated so far
Death toll reaches 150
Western Air Command opens a disaster monitoring cell
850 persons airlifted from flood-hit areas
Army carrying out Mission Sahayata in Kashmir
Valley and Mission Rahat in Jammu region
Army deploys 29 planes, IAF 26
50 Army Medical Teams working day and night

The NDRF Director General said massive operations are being undertaken in the submerged areas of Goglibagh, Batmalu, Badami Bagh and Bakshi Stadium area of state capital Srinagar apart from other areas.
    
He said over 13 bodies have also been recovered by NDRF teams in the state till now, he said.
    
Over 500 satellite phones have also been dispatched to aid rescuers deployed in both Jammu and Kashmir Valley areas, he said.

In view of the deteriorating situation, the state government has ordered closure of all schools till September 12.
    
The Army has, meanwhile, stepped up relief efforts, deploying 184 columns (75-100 personnel each) while IAF has pressed 29 planes and helicopters into service, set up a disaster monitoring cell and alerted all its bases to a high state of readiness.
    
Though thousands of people have been rescued from various areas by Army and IAF, many people were still trapped and awaiting help in upper stories of buildings in low-lying areas, including in Srinagar.
    
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had described the situation in the state as unprecedented and said, "We doing the best we can under the circumstances. Please do not panic, we will reach you, I promise".
    
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reviewed the flood situation in the state, had termed it a "national level disaster".
    
The Prime Minister had said that the Centre stands shoulder to shoulder with J-K government and the people of the state in this hour of crisis.
    
"An additional special project assistance of Rs 1,000 crore will be made available by the government to the state for flood relief and rehabilitation. More assistance would be provided, if required, after a proper survey of the situation has been made," the PM had said.
    
Communication system has been disrupted in Kashmir with all almost all private cellular networks out of order. The landline telephone network has also been badly affected.
    
Electricity and water supply has remained disrupted in affected areas for the past seven days now.
    
Meanwhile, pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Trikuta Hills of Reasi district resumed this morning after remaining suspended for four consecutive days in view of heavy rains.

Government isuues helpline numbers

To rescue the stranded victims and their relatives, Central government on Monday issued a list of helpline numbers.

Tweeting on a social networking site, Home Minister Rajnath Singh mentioned, "Control Room is being set up at Srinagar and New Delhi to actively monitor and coordinate the rescue and relief operations in the state."

Singh further added, "MHA Control Room Numbers for help and assistance in J&K 011- 23093054, 23092763, 23092923, 23092885, 23093566, 23093563."

A flood control room has also been set up in New Delhi in Jammu & Kashmir House. The number areissued are (011)-24611210 and 24611108, Srinagar-0194-2452138 and Jammu-0191-2560401.

The NDRF Control Room at Delhi is also operational: 011-26107953 and Mobile 09711077372. Email ndrfhq@nic.in for J&K relief and rescue.

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