Relief-rescue work in flood-hit districts continues on war footing in Madhya Pradesh
16th September 2019
Flood-affected people should be protected at any cost Survey work should be completed soon so that the affected are compensated CM Shri Kamal Nath gives instructions to Collectors of flood–affected districts Bhopal, September 16, 2019 (Muslim Saleem): Relief and rescue operations have been started rapidly by the district administration in flood affected districts of the state. Due to this there has been no loss of life. The Chief Minister again contacted the collectors of the flood-affected districts today and inquired about the flood situation and steps taken for the safety of the people. He directed that people should be protected from floods in every situation and told to assess the loss of crops and other losses at the earliest so that farmers can be compensated on time. Control of flood situation in Mandsaur The flood situation in Mandsaur is now completely under control. Commissioner of Ujjain Division Shri Ajit Kumar and IG Shri Rajiv Gupta toured the flood affected areas of Mandsaur districts and met the affected people and inquired about the relief work. The Gandhi Sagar dam has 1.24 lakh cusecs of water and 6.52 lakh cusecs of water is being released from the dam. Presently the dam has 1316.04 feet of water. The flood affected people are being provided with facilities like lodging, night stay, food and daily clothes at the relief camps. Instructions have been given to submit immediate survey report of those people whose houses have been completely damaged and to give 50 kg of wheat to the families immediately. In view of the relief and rescue operations for the flood affected people, leave of all officer-employees has been canceled and they have been asked to remain present at their place of posting. Health camps have been set up at various places to prevent water-borne diseases where people are being provided basic medicines for first aid. People are being examined and are being advised on what precautions should be taken to prevent diseases like swine flu, dengue and chikungunya. All Primary Health Centers have been kept open for 24 hours. ASHA, anganwadi workers have been provided with first aid medicines for treatment. Public Health Engineering Department is distributing free chlorine tablets and block-wise teams have been formed to examine the water. Purity of ponds, wells, tubewell water sources is being investigated. Necessary measures have been taken to protect animals from diseases. Vaccination is being done and all the doctors of the Animal Husbandry Department have been deployed to treat the animals. Separate teams have been formed to treat animals in each block.
Survey work has been started to assess the damage caused by excess rainfall. The survey team has started assessing the damage done to crops, houses etc. Commissioner Ujjain division has directed to distribute compensation to the flood affected people within seven days. All sub-divisional officers, tehsildars have been instructed to monitor the survey. Collector Mandsaur has asked to inspect the anganwadi and School buildings and if found damaged, the schools and anganwadis will be shifted to safer buildings.
Survey work of damaged roads has started. The work of repairing roads will start as soon as the survey is completed.
Local residents along with the district administration have also come forward to help the flood affected people. The villagers of Nahargarh village have made arrangements to stay in a Dharamshala for people whose houses have been completely destroyed. Villagers of Khajuri Chandrawat village have made similar arrangements.
All possible steps for relief and rescue of flood affected people in Bhind district taken
A flood situation has arisen in the surrounding villages due to rise in water level in Chambal river of Bhind district. The district administration has shifted the residents of Mukutpura, Dinnpura, Naveli Vrindavan, Ramakot, Khairahat, Nakhnoli ki Madhaiyan, Koshan ki Madhaiyan, residents of Chilonga village to relief camps. About 90 percent of the people have been evacuated to safer places. Home guards and army personnel are constantly engaged in rescue operations.
Chambal Commissioner Smt. Renu Tiwari, IG Chambal Shri DP Gupta alongwith District Collector Shri Chhote Singh, Superintendent of Police Shri Rudolf Alvarse are constantly visiting the flood affected areas and monitoring the rescue operations.
All arrangements have been made in the relief camps and medical camps have been set up. Arrangements have been made for the treatment of animals.
Leave of all officers and employees of the district have been cancelled and they have been told to return on duty.
Work of Survey and Help of flood affected people begins in Neemuch
The rescue and relief works for the affected people were inspected by the Collector Shri Ajay Singh Gangwar and Superintendent of Police Shri Rakesh Kumar Sagar in Manasa area of Neemuch. A team of officials has been formed for rescue and relief operations in the submerged village of Rampura area. Preliminary survey of damaged crops, houses and cattle has been started in the districts.
The Voluntary Service Organisation of the districts and the Bohra community have also taken the initiative to cooperate in relief and rescue works. Relief material received in collaboration with voluntary organizations is being distributed among the affected people. Clothes by Rotary Club Neemuch, Water Pouches and clothes by the Social Activist Smt. Chhaya Jaiswal, Clothing and Sanitary Napkins by Jain Social Group of Neemuch, Fifty Blankets, 64 Sarees, Children’s Uniforms, Flour, Rice, pulses and salt by Rishabh Ashok Samaj, clothes, food, material, shoes-slippers, biscuits, utensils by Pujya Sindhi Panchayat of Neemuch and new clothes by Readymade Association were given to Collector Neemuch for flood affected people.
Relief and rescue works continue on war footing in Sheopur too
In Sheopur district, 6300 villagers of 33 villages of the river area have been affected due to the flood in Chambal river. All of them are being shifted to relief camps by the Army and the district administration. Officers along with a team of Home Guard, Army and Police are engaged in relief and rescue works. Special health camps have also been set up. District Collectors and Superintendents of Police are constantly touring the flood affected areas.
Situation normal in Agar-Malwa
The flood affected people have been shifted to safe places due to rising water level of Kanthal river in Soyatkalan of Agar Malwa district. Water has been drained from all the houses in the urban area and a special cleanliness drive is being conducted. Medicines are also being sprayed to prevent seasonal diseases. Survey work of houses damaged due to flood has been started. The survey team has been instructed to submit its report within three days.
Every eligible person should be included in survey
In Vidisha district, the survey work of damage caused by the floods has begun. The Secretary-in-Charge of the district, Shri J.N. Kansotia visited Vidisha district today and directed that no eligible person should be left out and no ineligible person should be included in the survey work of damage caused by the flood. He instructed to start repairing of the damaged roads immediately. Assistance of Rs. 68 lakh has been given for the affected people of the district under the provisions of the RBC. An amount of Rs. One crore 73 lakh has already been distributed by redressing 2911 cases out of the total 5370 cases of damage to house, well and other material . A total of 118 villages in Vidisha district have been affected and 1110 persons have been accommodated in relief camps.