Flood-like situation continues in Rajasthan's Jalore
Two people are feared dead in Sanchor town of Jalore district on Tuesday where incessant rainfall for last two days has triggered a flood-like situation, disrupting road connectivity with several villages. The heavy influx of water in the Narmada river, following heavy rains in Gujarat, has caused flood-like situation in Nehad area of Sanchor.
Meanwhile, a breach in the Panchala dam near Pathmeda has inundated several adjacent villages. The army unit of Jodhpur has also been put on high alert, while three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been brought in to Jalore from Ahmedabad.
Secretary, disaster and relief, Rohit Kumar said three NDRF teams (of 35 personnel each) and 15 special boats have been pressed in for rescue operations. "Situation is under control in areas like Jhalawar and Sirohi, but problem persists in Jalore. Rescue operations are being conducted apart by the NDRF. Army personnel from Jodhpur and Barmer have also been deployed (in Jalore). At Jhalawar, a team of NDRF along with four boats has been deployed," he said.
Kumar said two more NDRF teams and eight boats would reach the state from Ghaziabad. "There will be no shortage of resources…Even the district collectors have been allotted enough money to ensure distribution of food packets among the (rain affected) people," he said.
Meanwhile, normal life remained badly affected in the district, especially in areas like Jalore, Sanchor, Raniwada, Jaswantpura and Bagoda which received over 150mm rainfall on Monday. Talking to HT, Bablu Kumar, a resident of Jalore, said there was no electricity in the village since the past 72 hours. "Crops have been damaged…People are surviving either on pulse and rice or government food packets here," he said.
Jalore district collector Jitendra Kumar Soni told HT that 110 people had been rescued in the district but the "situation was under control". "So far 3,500 food packets have been distributed," he said.
On Monday, swimmers from the army and the Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) rescued 53 people from different parts of the district.
In Jodhpur the situation was being monitored very closely, divisional commissioner Ratan Lahoti said. "The situation is however very critical in some villages. Efforts to rescue stranded people (in the district) are on," Lahoti said.
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