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196 persons died due to floods in five states

(Last Updated On: 20/07/2016)


Heavy-rain-in-MumbaiThe Centre on Tuesday said that 196 persons have lost their lives so far due to floods in five states. Over two thousand cattle heads have perished and more than 38 thousand houses have been damaged. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha that 35 thousand and seven hundred hectares of crop area have been affected due to heavy rains.

Making a statement in response to a Calling Attention notice on the flood situation in parts of the country, Mr Rijiju said 42 districts remained severely affected. The Minister said 8,938 crore rupees has been allocated as central share to all the states in their SDRF accounts for 2016-17. Out of this, 3,431 crore rupees has so far been released as the first instalment of Central share of SDRF to 20 states. Mr Rijiju said his ministry has deployed 64 specialized teams of NDRF in 24 states and union territories with 207 boats.

“Pre-positioning of NDRF teams has been done at 32 different locations in the country depending on their vulnerability profile of the area. NDRF also conduct moc drills along with their relevant department and state agencies in the country for effective management of flood response and rescue operations.”

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