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Floods: PM Narendra Modi assures Centre's support to UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and MP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Monday Promised Centre’s Total Support To Five Flood-hit States In Rescue And Relief Operations. He Said Home Minister Rajnath Singh Is Closely Monitoring The Situation And Has Spoken To Chief Ministers Of UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan And Madhya Pradesh To Take Stock Of The Situation.

PTI | Updated on: 22 Aug 2016, 02:00:20 PM
Bihar floods (Source: Getty)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday promised Centre’s total support to five flood-hit states in rescue and relief operations. He said Home Minister Rajnath Singh is closely monitoring the situation and has spoken to chief ministers of UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to take stock of the situation.

“Centre assures total support in the rescue & relief operations. I hope the situation in the affected areas normalises at the earliest,” he said in a tweet. “HM @rajnathsinghji is closely monitoring the situation.  He has spoken to the CMs & taken stock of rescue & relief operations,” he said.

“I pray for the safety & wellbeing of those in areas affected by floods in parts UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan & MP: PM @narendramodi,” he said.

The Ganga yesterday crossed the danger mark in West Bengal, Bihar and neighbouring districts of Uttar Pradesh where Yamuna river is also in spate, while heavy rainfall has created a flood-like situation in some parts of Rajasthan where six persons have died so far.

Rajnath speaks to CMs of UP, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Rajasthan

As floods ravaged some parts of the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday spoke to chief ministers of four flood-hit states—Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Rajasthan—and assured all central help in dealing with the disaster.

Singh had a telephonic conversation with chief ministers Akhilesh Yadav ((UP), Harish Rawat (Uttarakhand), Nitish Kumar (Bihar) and Vasundhara Raje (Rajasthan RPT Rajasthan) this morning and took stock of the flood situation in their states.

The chief ministers briefed the Home Minister on the flood situation and the steps taken for rescue and relief of the marooned people.
The chief ministers also told Singh about the operations carried out by the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Forces in affected areas.

“I assured the Chief Ministers of full cooperation from the Centre in the flood mitigation drive launched by the states,” an official statement said.

The Ganga had yesterday crossed the danger mark in West Bengal, Bihar and neighbouring districts of Uttar Pradesh where Yamuna river is also in spate, while heavy rainfall has created a flood-like situation in some parts of Rajasthan where six persons have died so far.

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First Published : 22 Aug 2016, 01:13:00 PM

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