PM Modi promises Centre’s support for flood-hit states in rescue and relief ops

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 22, 2016 13:43 IST
People walking through the flood water Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, on August 21, 2016. (Rajesh Kumar / HT Photo )

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 Uttar Pradesh, 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 on Sunday crossed the danger mark in West Bengal, Bihar and neighbouring districts of UP 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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