New Delhi, Jul 29 (PTI) Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today visited Gujarat to take stock of the situation in flood-hit areas and relief work. Also Read - India vs England, 3rd Test: The Top Facts About Motera Stadium

He was in the flood-affected areas of Bangaskantha and Patan districts and spoke to district officials, a ministry statement said. Also Read - Surat Municipal Election Results 2021: BJP Leading on 47 Seats, AAP Ahead of Congress

The state government is engaged in round-the-clock rescue and relief operations as 18 districts and 800 villages have been affected by floods and heavy rains, the minister said. Also Read - Gujarat Municipal Election Result 2021: BJP Retains All Six Corporations, PM Modi Thanks Voters

He said that 22 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and 11 State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams are involved in relief and rescue operation.

Besides, nine teams of Army personnel and 15 Air Force helicopters are deployed in the state. Even BSF teams are engaged in the rescue operations.

So far, 80,000 people have been rescued from the flood affected areas. As many as 60,446 people took shelter in 90 relief camps set up by in the state and 15.50 lakh food packages have been distributed in the camps, the statement added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.