Bhopal, July 9, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan) Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed for effective relief and rescue arrangements to tackle excessive rain situation in the state. Disaster management teams should be ever ready to meet any eventuality and act as soon as information is received. Shri Chouhan was reviewing situation cropped up in the state due to rains here today. Revenue Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta was also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister directed to maintain constant watch over situation and start operations immediately if any area is affected by floods. Alert should be maintained in all districts and people should be shifted to safer areas as soon as rivers and nullah start flooding. Disaster management control room should be kept open 24X7. Besides, water should not be released from dams simultaneously.
The meeting was informed that situation is now under control in flood affected areas of Rewa, Sagar and Bhopal divisions. In Satna district, 600 persons have been kept in relief camps. In Satna, 5 persons have been rescued from flood affected areas by helicopter. In entire state, 4 thousand persons have been rescued by disaster management teams during last 3 days. Bhopal has recorded 175 mm rains till now since last night due to which there are reports about inundation of low-lying areas. Administrative teams are undertaking relief and rescue operations since night. From Tawa reservoir 2 lakh cusec water is being released due to which water level of Narmada will rise at Hoshangabad. As precaution, low-lying two areas are being evacuated. So far, 8 persons have died due to rains in the state so far include 2 in Bhopal and one each in Tikamgarh, Rewa, Jhabua, Betul, Panna and Raisen. Control rooms 1079 and 0755-2441419 working round the clock.
The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri B.P. Singh, DGP Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla, Director General of Police Home Guards Shri Maithilisharan Gupta, Principal Secretary Revenue Shri K.K. Singh, Principal Secretary Urban Development Shri Malay Shrivastava, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri Iqbal Singh Bains and Shri SK Mishra, Principal Secretary Agriculture Dr. Rajesh Rajora, Commissioner Urban Development Shri Vivek Agrawal, Bhopal Collector Shri Nishant Warware, Municipal Commissioner Smt. Chhavi Bhardwaj and concerning officers.