Madhya Pradesh: Over 1,200 villages in North Madhya Pradesh are reeling from floods triggered by heavy rainfall. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the teams of State and National Disaster Relief Forces are engaged in the rescue operations along with the Indian Army and Air Force personnel. “The flood situation in north Madhya Pradesh is grim. 1,225 villages in Shivpuri, Sheopur, Datia, Gwalior, Guna, Bhind and Morena districts are affected. Teams of SDRF, NDRF, and BSF have succeeded in evacuating about 5,950 people safely from 240 villages,” CM Chouhan said.Also Read - MP Rains: 1,171 Villages Hit By Floods; 3 People Stranded Atop Tree, 5 Others Rescued

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday spoke to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and took stock of the flood situation in the state. In his telephonic conversation, Shah assured Chouhan of all possible help to Madhya Pradesh to deal with the situation. “Spoke to Shri @chouhanshivraj ji and inquired about the flood situation in some parts of Madhya Pradesh which occurred due to heavy rains and rise in water level of rivers. The state is being given all help for relief work from the Centre. In this difficult time, the Modi government is standing with the people of the state,” he tweeted in Hindi. Also Read - Breaking News, 3 August 2021: NDRF, Air Force Conduct Rescue Operations in Flood-hit Madhya Pradesh

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Briefing the mediapersons on the situation, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “At present, three teams of NDRF are engaged in rescue work in Gwalior and two teams are in Shivpuri. Four columns of the Indian Army are engaged in rescue work in Shivpuri, Gwalior, Datia and Sheopur. Air Force choppers have also started rescue operations.” He further said the intensity of rain has reduced but the weather is shifting towards north. “I am sure that there will be no terrible rains. We are constantly making efforts to provide relief to the people. The arrangements should be strengthened again, efforts will also be made for this from today,” he said.

The northern region of Madhya Pradesh received an unprecedented 800 mm rainfall between Monday and Tuesday which led to the floods, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said. At present, 30 villages in Sheopur have been affected due to floods in Kwari, Seep, Parvati rivers, the CM said. “So far, more than 1,000 people have been safely evacuated. At present, an operation is going on to rescue about 1000 people stranded in villages of Jwalapur, Bheravada, Mewada, Jatkheda,” he said. “13 villages in Morena are affected by floods in Chambal, Kwari rivers. So far, more than 250 people have been rescued and rescue operations are on for 200 people. So far, 1100 people have been evacuated from 36 affected villages of Datia and operations are on to rescue 45 others,” he added.

The IMD had also sounded an ‘orange alert’ for 16 other districts — Bhopal, Rewa, Sidhi, Satna, Singrauli, Sagar, Chhatarpur, Damoh, Panna, Tikamgarh, Raisen, Rajgarh, Sehore, Vidisha, Agar-Malwa.

(With inputs from agencies)