New Delhi, Jul 29 (PTI) Heavy rains flooded many parts in Also Read - NEET Quota: Tamil Nadu Governor Clears Bill to Give 7.5% Reservation to Govt School Students in Medical Admissions
Rajasthan and triggered landslides in Himachal Pradesh while Also Read - HM Shah, TN Guv Purohit, UP BJP Chief Swatantra Singh Test Positive For Coronavirus; ‘Get Well Soon’ Wishes Pour in
three more deaths were reported in West Bengal, where the Also Read - Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit , Who Was in Quarantine, Brought to Hospital: Reports
situation improved slightly.
In Assam too, flood waters were receding in all but six
districts. More than two thousand people are still in various
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Assam on August 1
to review matters related to the recent floods which has
claimed 79 lives so far.
Clear skies prevailed in the national capital with the
maximum temperature settling at 35.1 degrees Celsius, a notch
above the season’s average.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.3 degrees
Celsius, the MeT department official said.
The city received 4.9 mm rains till 8.30 AM.
In Rajasthan, heavy rainfall and water released from the
Jawai Dam have flooded parts of Jalore and neighbouring areas,
More than 70,000 cusec of water were released from the
dam – the largest in western Rajasthan – yesterday evening.
Heavy downpour also affected normal life in the adjoining
Pali and Sirohi districts, where many villages are on high
alert and relief and rescue operations are on.
“Of the total 13 gates, 11 were opened last night to
discharge water. Seven gates were closed in the morning and
four are still open,” said Vinod Kumar Malhotra, sub-
divisional magistrate (SDM) of Sumerpur town in Pali district.
The water level in the dam was 59 feet at present.
“Many villages in Jalore are flooded, and some roads have
been washed away. Relief work is underway,” L N Soni, the
Collector of Jalore, said.
“People in several hundred villages in Pali, Sirohi and
Jalore had been affected by the flood-like situation,” the
district collector said.
In many villages, people were being rescued from their
rooftops by the Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), he added.
“Rescue operations are being carried out,” Hemant Gera,
Secretary of state Disaster Management and Relief department
Chittoragarh recorded a maximum of 129 millimetres till
this morning, followed by Rawatbhata, which received 104.9 mm
of rain, and Mount Abu, which recorded 101 mm of rain.
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje conducted an aerial survey
of the flood-affected areas of Pali and Sirohi districts.
In Odisha, fresh areas of Jajpur, Kendrapara and
Dhenkanal districts were inundated, prompting authorities to
rush Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) for rescue
The flood situation remained unchanged in Balasore
About 130 villages have been inundated in the current
spate of floods and over 1,50,000 people affected.
“ODRAF team rescued at least 30 people from the flood
waters Bari block of Jajpur district,” SRC B P Sethi said,
adding that rescue operation was also carried out at Mirzapur
under the block.
Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit has contributed one
month’s salary to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in aid for
the flood-affected people in the state, a Raj Bhawan spokesman
The flood situation improved marginally in West Bengal
today even as three more persons died in the past 24 hours
taking the toll to thirty-one, an official said.
The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) released less water.
The situation in 11 flood-hit districts of the state slightly
improved, he said.
At the moment, over 23 lakh people have been hit in over
165 villages inundated by heavy rains and the water released
by the DVC, he said.
Around 2,067 relief camps have been opened in flood-hit
districts of the state where close to 45,000 people have taken
Meanwhile, an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter this
morning rescued nine members of a family from a house in West
Midnapore district’s Ghatal area.
One IAF helicopter distributed 500 kgs of relief
materials including medicines, food and water pouches in the
flood-hit areas of the state.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the flood situation
in the state has improved.
“The flood situation has got better from earlier but the
problem will rise if it rains and more water is released (from
the DVC). Many persons have been rescued from Ghatal,”
Banerjee said at the state secretariat.
Weather remained comparatively hot and humid in Bihar.
Patna recorded maximum temperature of 33.9 degrees
Celsius, the MeT office said.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General
Sanjay Kumar took stock of flood situations in Bihar and
Jharkhand and deployment of NDRF for relief and rehabilitation
work in the two states.
The DG NDRF was briefed about flood situation and
deployment of his personnel at headquarters of 9th Battalion
NDRF campus Bihar in the outskirts of Patna.
Heavy rains lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh as
monsoon remained active in mid and lower hills of the state.
The rains triggered landslides in the interior areas of
Kullu, Mandi, Kangra and Shimla districts, disrupting traffic
in interior areas.
The lower hills in Himachal had widespread heavy rains
and Bhoranj was wettest with 136 mm rains while Gohar and
Dehra Gopipur recorded 133 mm and 109 mm rains.
Sultry weather conditions continued to prevail at most
places in Punjab and Haryana.
Union Territory Chandigarh recorded a maximum temperature
of 34.7 degrees Celsius, as per the MeT department report. PTI
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