NDRF begins rescue and relief operations in flood-affected areas
The rescue and relief operations by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in the flood affected various districts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,...
The rescue and relief operations by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in the flood affected various districts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh are in full swing. 56 flood rescue teams of NDRF are operational in various flood prone areas of the different states to assist the respective state administration in rescue and relief work. NDRF rescuers are delivering their best to evacuate the trapped people to safer places. Besides NDRF teams are also providing medical care to the needy persons.
16 flood rescue teams of NDRF are deployed in Bihar in connection with flood like situation. On 21.08.16 NDRF teams evacuated 3400 persons at Didarganj, 580 persons at Bakhtiyarpur, 545 at Danapur, 380 at Chhapra, 355 at Vaishali and 15 persons at Maner Dist. Patna. Sh. S.S Guleria DIG, NDRF and other NDRF officials are also present there to supervise the flood rescue and relief operations.
11 flood rescue teams of NDRF are deployed in various flood prone areas of Uttar Pradesh. on 21.08.16, NDRF teams conducted rescue and relief operation and evacuated 275 at Ballia, 275 at Varanasi and 325 at Chitrakoot, In addition to rescue work NDRF teams also distributed relief materials and provided medical care to the needy people. Shri Randeep Kumar Rana, DIG NDRF is present in Varanasi to supervise the ongoing rescue operation.
07 flood rescue teams of NDRF are pre-positioned in M.P. The teams evacuated 147 marooned persons to safer places at District Rewa on 21.08.16.
In addition 01 team of NDRF prepositioned in Sikkim in connection with monsoon season conducted rescue and relief operation at Village Tingbung and Lingdang in East Sikkim and evacuated more than 450 persons to the safer places on 21.08.16.
So far NDRF teams have evacuated more than 26,400 people in various flood prone areas of the country during this monsoon season. In addition to rescue work, NDRF teams have provided medical care to more than 9100 people in various states.
A 24x7, NDRF Control Room in Delhi is closely monitoring the situation and remains in touch with other agencies.