PM Modi Declares 500 Crore Compensation For Flood-Hit Gujarat


Ahmedabad: In context of the heavy rainfall in Gujarat, PM Narendra Modi declared Rs 500 crore compensation for rescue work following an aerial investigation of the flooded areas.  He will also give Rs 2 lakh each to the family members of 83 people who lost their lives and Rs 50,000 to the wounded people.

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Modi stated, a team of the union Urban Development and Rural Development Ministries would come to Ahmedabad to examine the situation and recommend short-term as well as long-term steps for the safety.

He said, “In such conditions, it is the farmers who bears the most. Insurance companies may be counselled to soon organize assessment of damage to crops and assets of farmers and initiate immediate steps to settle the claims.”

During the aerial survey, Narendra Modi was convoyed by CM Vijay Rupani and deputy chief minister Nitin Patel.

In a meeting, Modi appreciated the Gujarat government for “increasing to the occurrence promptly and having already arranged a blueprint for the emergency”.

As per the reports, some Gujarat districts including Banaskantha, Sabarkantha and Patan have witnessed heavy flooding following continual rains during the last 36 hours.

Tharad town has got maximum rainfall of 24 inches. The rain was recorded 20 inches in Dhanera, 18 inches in Dantiwada, 15 in Palanpur , 13 inches in Deesa and Diyodar, 12 inches in Patan 12 and 11 inches in Vadgam.

Gujarat has received 95 percent of rainfall below normal rainfall of 659 mm.

On the whole, whole Gujarat has enlisted 534 mm of rain, which is 66 percent of its aggregate normal occasional normal of 810 mm. “Upwards of three people have lost their lives in most recent 24 hours in Banaskantha region”, Patel said.

Upwards of 46,000 individuals have been moved to wellbeing till Tuesday evening even as 1,000 people have been protected.

A sum of 472 towns in the region are without power, with six national expressways, 61 different streets and 287 panchayat streets shut for vehicular activity.

Seventeen prepares going through the area to Delhi and north India have been drop, six ended halfway and two trains occupied. More than 300 transports too have been wiped out.

The armed force, Indian Air Force, National Disaster Response Force, police and fire detachment are occupied with safeguarding individuals from overflowed regions.

The armed force on Tuesday safeguarded 113 people. Endeavors were on to clear 30-40 more from Sirohi and Jhabadiya town in north Gujarat, Defense Ministry representative Wing Commander Abhishek Matimaan said.

IAF’s four MI-17 V5 helicopters winched 14 people from Deesa. They likewise dropped more than 300 kg of sustenance parcels in the area.

Upwards of 38 of the 203 dams over the state are on high ready.

Twenty-three dams in Saurashtra, four in Kutch, four in focal Gujarat and one dam in south Gujarat were full to the overflow.

As must as 1.10 lakh cusecs of water has been discharged from the dam.

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Gratefully, the downpours have enjoyed a reprieve in north Gujarat, accelerating salvage and alleviation operations. In any case, the Indian Meteorological Department has anticipated overwhelming downpours in Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Arvalli, Mehsana and Patan for next 48 hours.