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Flood situation in a large part of state

Dewas, Harda, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Raisen, Vidisha, Balaghat, Seoni, Chhindwara and Khandwa most affected
11 thousand people evacuated safely from 454 villages, 170 relief camps operational
Ensure food, drinking water, medicines, electricity and cleanliness in relief camps
Make all arrangements for protection and Treatment of seasonal diseases
Undertake regular cleanliness and repair work of drainage and roads
Flood Call Centre 1079 and Dial-100 should be alert round the clock
Flood is a challenge for us and service to suffering humanity is our religion
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan issues instructions to departments concerned
 

भोपाल : रविवार, अगस्त 30, 2020, 21:25 IST

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the incessant rainfall in large area of Madhya Pradesh in the last three days has created a flood situation in major part of the state. Dewas, Harda, Sehore, Hoshangabad, Raisen, Vidisha, Balaghat, Seoni, Chhindwara, Khandwa besides other districts have been affected the most by the flooding. Several villages are surrounded by the flood water. The first floor of houses is submerged under water. Farms are also submerged under water. Only top portion of trees is visible. The effect of flood can be seen in 10 k.m. radius on both the sides of Narmada river. Because of the backflow of water of tributaries rivers of Narmada river, the areas in the vicinity are submerged under water. Twenty four hours rescue and relief works are being conducted at war footing by the government. We will safely evacuate every individual stranded in flood and provide every possible help to the flood victims. Flood is a challenge for us and service to suffering humanity is our religion. We will succeed on both the fronts, he added.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has said that at present the level of water is descending because of the decline in intensity of rains, but there is always a possibility of seasonal diseases in such condition. Hence all the departments concerned should work with alertness and diligence continuously to provide all necessary help to the affected people. There should be no laxity and negligence in this work, he added.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan issued instructions to the senior officers of Revenue, Public Health Engineering, Public Health and Family Welfare, Panchayat and Rural Development, Urban Administration and Development, Rural Engineering Service departments etc. Commissioner Public Relations Dr. Sudam Khade made presentation on flood situation as well as rescue and relief works.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has informed that about 11 thousand people of 454 flood affected villages of the state have been evacuated safely. Arrangement for food, medicines, pure drinking water etc. has been made at 170 relief camps being operational in the state.

267 people airlifted

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that 267 people have been airlifted from various places of the state by the helicopter of Air Force. Along with the Air Force, Army, NDRF, SGRF, Police, Home Guard and the entire team of revenue is constantly working in rescue works. Along with them, social organizations, institutions and daring youths are rendering their services.

Continuous monitoring of flood situation

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that he himself, Chief Secretary, DGP and others are constantly monitoring the flood situation. Today, they observed the flood situation by conducting aerial survey of 6 districts of the state. They kept on seeking information on flood situation from the entire state whole night yesterday. They had also received direct calls from many villages. Rescue work was conducted whole night. Five people were evacuated from Narela village at 2.30 a.m. The Commissioner Bhopal and I.G. reached Somalvada village located at a distance of 2 k.m. by boat and rescued people.

Flood call centre works 24 hours

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that state level call centre 1079 and dial-100 should work round the clock along with control rooms set up in all districts for flood relief and resolve problems immediately. Whatever help is needed from Bhopal level will be provided immediately. Resources of those areas which are not affected by floods, should be used in flood affected areas.

Supply of clean drinking water is top priority

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that dirty water has contaminated drinking water sources, ponds, wells etc. due to floods. In such a situation, providing clean drinking water is a top priority. Water in hand pumps is relatively pure, so it should be utilized more. Medicines like chlorine etc. should be used to purify drinking water. The awareness is necessary so that people do not drink dirty water. Apart from this, water can be purified by filtering and boiling.

All necessary medicines should be available in rural depot

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that all essential medicines should be available with all rural depot holders including cities. Health staff should be especially vigilant and make all arrangements for prevention of diseases like dengue, malaria, cholera etc. Necessary sprinkling of medicines must be ensured.

Panchayat and Rural Development in villages and Urban Development Department should ensure arrangements in cities

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan instructed that the Panchayat and Rural Development Department should ensure uninterrupted supply of all basic services like cleaning of drains, roads, power supply etc. in villages and the same should be ensured by the Urban Development Department in the cities. Apart from the arrangement of fodder etc. for animals, carcass should be disposed with promptness.

Damage assessment should be made scientifically
Farmers can get crop insurance by August 31

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that the Revenue Department should assess the damage of crops etc. in flood affected areas in a scientific manner, so that there is no problem in getting the crop insurance amount. Loss of life and property should be assessed promptly and assistance should be provided under R.B.C.6/4. Also, farmers should be informed that they can get their crop insured by August 31.

Major points related to flood and relief operations

  • A large part of the state is facing flood-like situation. The water level of Maa Narmada and her tributaries are currently on the rise. Water levels have risen sharply in the last 48 hours.

  • Today, the state has received 856.7 mm rainfall, which is 14 percent more than the normal rainfall. This sequence of rainfall has been continuing since the last three days. More than 20 percent rainfall than normal has been recorded in 21 districts of the state.

  • Water level has increased considerably in the area of ​​rivers, nullahs and dams of the region due to excessive rainfall especially in the districts of the southern part of Narmadanchal in the state.

  • Almost all the major dams of Narmada River like Bargi, Tawa, Barna, Indira Sagar and Omkareshwar have reached near their Full Reservoir Level (FRL). The Narmada River is flowing at a level much above the danger mark at many places.

  • In view of the forecast of heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh, complete preparations have been made to evacuate people from the low lying areas in the state. Over 11000 people have been evacuated from 454 villages of 12 districts from flood-affected areas in the last two days. At present 9300 people have been accommodated in 170 relief camps.

  • People have been evacuated to safer places with the help of companies of Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), SDRF, Police, Home Guard and Helicopters, boats etc., in Hoshangabad, Sehore, Raisen, Chhindwara and Balaghat districts.

  • In view of the possibility of heavy rains in all the districts of western Madhya Pradesh, the districts have been kept on high alert.

Key Instructions

  • Proper arrangements of food, drinking water, medicines, electricity, sanitation etc. will have to be ensured in the relief camps set up in the districts. Essential support from the state level should be sought promptly, if there is demand for these arrangements from the districts.

  • State level control room (1079) and dial 100 should work round the clock, immediate response should be ensured.

  • Cleanliness, medicine spraying, supply of pure drinking water and availability of medicines should be ensured in rural and urban areas.

  • Door-to-door awareness campaign should be conducted by the Health Department for prevention from seasonal diseases.

  • Availability of complete stock of common medicines should be ensured with the drug depot holders in each village.

  • Bleaching powder and other medicines should be used immediately in water bodies. Hand pumps are the only source of pure water due to mixing of contaminated rain water in wells. Therefore, by running special campaigns, non-functioning hand pumps should be repaired.

  • Drains and roads should be cleaned by engaging additional resources.

  • Arrangements should be promptly made for lifting of carcass.

  • Arrangement should be made to clear mud from drains and lanes through the Panchayat in rural areas.


Pankaj Mittal
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