State Govt is with people affected by flood: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that we will take a sigh of relief only after normalcy is restored in the areas affected by excessive rainfall and flood situation. The state government is with every flood affected in this hour of crisis. In the villages, till the situation of preparing food in the homes is not created, effective arrangement of food supply should be ensured.

Total50 kg wheat should be provided to each affected family immediately. Top priority should be given to restoration of power system and re-establishment of mobile networks. Providing stay facilities to the families whose houses have collapsed is the top priority of the state government.

Chief Minister Chouhan was discussing with the minister in-charge of Gwalior-Chambal division, local minister, commissioners and collectors regarding relief from the residence through VC.

Chief Minister Chouhan said that Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar are continuously taking information about the situation. All possible cooperation is being received from the Centre. Rapid help is being received in re-establishment of mobile networks and rail routes.

The Chief Minister said that arrangements should be made for food, drinking water, adequate medicines, testing and treatment of sick persons in relief camps. It is necessary to ensure that the disease does not spread in the relief camps.

Chouhan said that all the collectors and administrative staff should implement relief and rescue operations with full efficiency and tact. It is the testing time. Home Minister Narottam Mishra, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains and other officers were present in the meeting.

Chouhan virtually obtained information about the status of Datia, Guna, Gwalior, Morena, Bhind, Shivpuri and Sheopur. Energy Minister Shri Pradyuman Singh Tomar from Gwalior, Cooperation Minister Arvind Singh Bhadauria from Bhind, Minister of State for Horticulture and Food Processing (Independent Charge) from Morena Bharat Singh Kushwaha and Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia from Shivpuri virtually joined Video Conference. Water Resources Minister Tulsiram Silawat and Minister of State for Urban Development and Housing O.P.S. Bhadauria also participated in the conference.

It was informed in the video conference that 3 teams each of NDERF are engaged in rescue and relief works in Shivpuri, Morena and Bhind respectively. 5 helicopters of the Air Force are also operational. Rescue operations are on from the boats. In the rescue work that started at 5.30 am today, 221 people were evacuated to a safe place. NDERF, SDERF, BSF are also engaged in continuous rescue work in the districts.