Heavy rains and floods have made the condition of the people miserable in many states of the country. Many states including UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal are facing the brunt of floods and rains. Due to heavy rains, the water of rivers has come on the roads. Army and Air Force have taken the lead in the flood affected areas. About 1171 villages have been affected in Shivpuri, Sheopur, Datia, Gwalior, Bhind, Guna and Rewa of Madhya Pradesh. About 200 villages are surrounded by flood waters. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh has informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the situation. More than 1000 people have been rescued from the flood-hit Sheopur village, while the operation is underway to rescue around 1000 people trapped in Jwalapur village.
15 people killed in Bengal floods, 3 lakh people affected
Lakhs of people have been affected due to floods in West Bengal following release of water from Damodar Valley Corporation dams due to heavy rains. More than three lakh people have been shifted to safer places, while 15 people have died so far. At the same time, large parts of East Vardhman, Paschim Vardhman, Paschim Medinipur, Hooghly, Howrah and South 24 Parganas have been submerged. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday and took stock of the flood situation in the state. PM Modi assured Mamata of all possible central assistance to deal with the flood situation.
Relief package announced in Maharashtra
The torrential rains that began on July 22 in eight districts of Maharashtra had led to severe flood situation. Around 225 people were killed in landslides and floods and property worth crores has been damaged. The state government has announced a relief package of Rs 11,500 crore for the flood-affected people. According to the decisions of the state cabinet, financial assistance of Rs 10,000 will be given to each flood affected family directly in their account. 15 thousand to 1.5 lakh rupees will be provided for the repair of damaged houses, according to the loss. A relief package of Rs 700 crore has already been announced by the Union Agriculture Minister for the farmers of Maharashtra.
Six people died in 24 hours
Six people have died in 24 hours in various accidents caused by rain in Rajasthan. An ambulance was washed away in a strong current of water in Siras village of Tonk district on Tuesday morning. The ambulance was going from Jaipur to Sirsa village carrying the dead body of a woman when she got washed away in the strong current of water. The driver and another escaped by jumping from the window of the ambulance, but the woman’s 10-year-old son died and her husband Ramjilal was washed away in the strong current of water, later his body was found.