Flood situation improving slowly in Rajasthan
Flood situation in south-western Rajasthan, lashed by heavy monsoon rains, is improving slowly as the region reported no rain since Tuesday, officials said on Wednesday.jaipur Updated: Jul 26, 2017 19:52 IST
Flood situation in south-western Rajasthan, lashed by heavy monsoon rains, is improving slowly as the region reported no rain since Tuesday, officials said on Wednesday.
The situation is under control in Jalore and other areas facing flood-like situation, said Hemant Gera, disaster management secretary. “There has been no casualty reported. The water level is receding,” he said.
After getting information that water level has increased in Gomathi river in Rajsamand, a NDRF team was sent to the area for rescue operation, Gera said.
Efforts are on to rescue some tourist stranded in Mount Abu due to landslide on Wednesday morning, he said.
Gera said around 2,000 food packets were distributed in Jalore on Wednesday.
Army personnel on late Tuesday rescued eight people from Barmer’s Gudamalani area, where water entered as a canal on Narmada river got breached with inflow of excess water from Gujarat.
Senior army officials said the force on Wednesday rescued four children in Sanchore area.
Till 8.30 am on Wednesday, the highest rainfall was recorded at Mount Abu in Sirohi, which received 324 mm. In Jalore, the highest rainfall was recorded in Chitwana (tehsil) – 281mm. In Pali, highest rainfall was recorded at Desuri with 127mm.
Six people have lost their lives in the three rain-affected districts of Pali, Sirohi and Jalore. More than 500 people had been rescued in the three districts.
Meanwhile, schools in five districts – Jalore, Pali, Sirohi, Jodhpur and Barmer – remained closed on Wednesday.
First Published: Jul 26, 2017 19:52 IST