Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Saturday that so far 8,832 people have been rescued from the flood-affected areas, while another 29,280 people have been shifted from these areas to safer places. The Chief Minister gave this information while addressing the ‘Anna Utsav’ program.
Heavy rains have thrown life out of gear in many parts of Madhya Pradesh. Due to which rescue operations are being carried out in the flood affected areas to save the people safely. State officials said that at least 12 people have died so far in Gwalior and Chambal divisions of north Madhya Pradesh due to heavy rains in the last few days.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had earlier tweeted about the heavy rains and flood-affected areas in the state, saying that around 40 people were rescued from three flood-affected districts of the state on Saturday morning.
He said that ‘I took stock of the flood situation and the ongoing rescue operation in Guna, Ashoknagar, Vidisha districts this morning. The rescue operation of the Indian Air Force resumed this morning. SDRF and NDRF teams are also working since night to rescue people trapped in villages.
Also, while giving information about the rescue work in the flood-affected areas, he said that 15 people were rescued during the rescue operation by helicopters from Barari and Sirsora villages of Ashok Nagar district on Saturday morning. And six others from Vasuniya Ghat village in the same district have been rescued and shifted to a safe place.
Chouhan said, “In Vidisha district, teams have rescued six people trapped on a tree in Rinia village. The Chief Minister said on Twitter that people trapped in Sondha village in Guna district are safe and a helicopter including NDRF team is also reaching Sondha village in Guna district from Gwalior for rescue work.