Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday promised all support from the Centre in rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. He also spoke to UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
As the flood situation in Bihar, where more than 10 lakh people have been affected and over 2 lakh have lost their homes, chief minister Nitish Kumar will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi to discuss the situation in the state.
“I pray for the safety & well-being of those in areas affected by floods in parts (of) UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan & MP,” the PM tweeted.
“Centre assures total support in the rescue & relief operations. I hope the situation in the affected areas normalises at the earliest,” he said in another tweet.
In Bihar even as water in the river Sone, Punpun and Ganga receding but both the rivers continue to flow above danger mark in almost all the twelve flood affected districts. In Bihar so far 19 people have lost their life in the last three days
The Centre on Monday night rushed 10 NDRF teams to flood-hit areas of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in order to launch massive relief and rescue operations to help those marooned in these states.
In Allahabad, schools have been shut for two days due to floods; people are taking shelter in relief camps. Both Ganga and Yamuna have crossed the danger mark by more than a metre and water levels in both the rivers are steadily rising by a rate of about three cm per hour, official sources said.
NDRF Director General OP Singh told PTI that while five teams are being airlifted for immediate deployment from its base in Odisha to Uttar Pradesh, the rest five are being picked by choppers from Bathinda in Punjab and will be sent to Bihar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday promised the Centre's total support to five flood-hit states in rescue and relief operations.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh is closely monitoring the situation and has spoken to chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to take stock of the situation.
In order to launch massive operations in the two worst-affected states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the NDRF has created on-ground control rooms in these two states.
In Madhya Pradesh, where over 5 lakh people are affected due to floods, water has receded in all the six flood-affected districts. Most of the displaced have come back to their homes.
However, there is a heavy rain alert today in Rewa, Satna, Panna, Katni, Jabalpur. So far there have been no rains today. 17 people have lost their lives due to floods in Madhya Pradesh.
Nearly 150 people stuck in flooded areas were shifted to safer places from Rewa district in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday.