He added that besides public sector, private sector is also coming forward for humanitarian work.

Pusapati further said, "Air India has already put two flights into Srinagar. Probably by today evening, we might be able to give you some additional information on what we are doing with humanitarian work."

"We have put aircrafts at the disposal because air is the only connectivity there. We are happy to inform you that not only the public sector but private sector is also coming forward to help," he added.

Lakhs of people continue to be stranded in various parts of the flood and landslide ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir, even as personnel of the Army, Air Force and Navy, besides other allied natural calamity units are battling against time to restore normalcy to the region.

However, earlier in the day two teams of NDRF equipped with 30 boats on Tuesday reached Srinagar as the force launched ‘intensive’ operations to rescue people marooned and stranded by floods and rising waters.

It may be mentioned here that a total of 10,470 people have been rescued by the NDRF till now as over 150 boats and other critical equipment has been lowered down in the flood affected areas, he said.

The worst floods to hit the state in six decades have claimed nearly 200 lives.

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