Heavy rain creates flood like situation in MP & Rajasthan

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Heavy rains have created a flood-like situation in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. In Madhya Pradesh, most districts of the state are experiencing incessant rain.

Rescue and relief work has been started on a war footing in flood-affected Mandsaur, Ratlam, Agar-Malwa, Shajapur, Bhind Sheopur, Neemuch, Damoh, Raisen, and Ashok Nagar districts.

45 thousand people in flood-affected areas have been evacuated to safe places. The relief and rescue works have also been going on promptly in 36 rain-affected districts. The 100 Jawans of SDRF, 600 Jawans of Home Guard, 210 jawans of NDRF and 15 thousand jawans of State Police Force have been deployed for the relief and rescue work.

Financial assistance of Rs 100 crore has been given to the flood-affected districts while 325 crores Rs has been spent on relief and rescue work. On the request of State Government, the center will soon send an Inter-Ministerial Team to study loss caused by the rains.

In Rajasthan, heavy rains have created a flood-like situation in southern and eastern parts of the state. The worst affected districts include Kota, Bundi, Baran, Jhalawar and Chittor Garh. Waters from the Chambal river have inundated many villages.

All the gates of Rana Pratap Sagar Dam, Jawahar Sagar and Kota Barrage Dam have been opened. Due to a large amount of water drainage, many villages in Kota, Sawai Madhopur and Dhaulpur districts have been covered with water and the low lying areas have been flooded.

Army has been deployed to deal with any situation. Several trains of the Delhi-Mumbai railway track have been canceled and several others diverted due to waterlogging on railway tracks in Jhalawar district.

Meanwhile, Met Department has been issued Red for 24 hours for Baran, Jhalawar, Kota and Chittorgarh Districts. (AIR NEWS)

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