19 teams of the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in Bihar due to floods following torrential rains. NDRF teams are carrying out rescue and evacuation operations along with other agencies in the flood-affected areas. The death toll in Bihar has risen to 29 owing to rain related incidents in the state. The state government has requested the Indian Air Force for two helicopters to aid in rescue operations.
Patna: As many as 19 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Bihar, where normal life has been affected due to incessant rainfall.
NDRF teams are carrying out rescue and evacuation operations along with other agencies in the flood-affected areas. On Sunday, NDRF teams carried out evacuation operation in low lying parts of Patna and evacuated 235 people to safer places. So far, NDRF has rescued two people and evacuated 4945 people and 45 livestock.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is closely monitoring the situation of states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai said.
"Ministry of Home Affairs is in close contact with the administration of rain-affected state and as per the demand from Bihar government additional National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have also been deployed in Patna," Rai said.
As many as 19 people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Bihar's capital, while 14 people have died across Uttar Pradesh owing to the rainfall and flood-like situation in the region.
The death toll due to incessant rainfall and flood in different areas of the state has risen to 29, officials said on Monday. According to the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority, till now, 29 people have died in the state due to rainfall.
The state government has requested the Indian Air Force (IAF) for two helicopters for lifting and airdropping food packets and medicines, in the flood-affected areas of the region.
Dewatering machines have also been sought by state to provide relief in the flood-affected areas. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday afternoon visited the severely flooded areas of the state capital and issued necessary instructions to the officials for resolving the issue.
The Chief Minister first visited the Dak Bungalow Chauraha. He then visited Gandhi Maidan, Exhibition road, Kankarbagh Road, NMCH, Agamkuan bridge and Anishabad which are severely waterlogged.
Earlier while speaking to media in Patna, the Chief Minister said, "There has been heavy rainfall in some areas since yesterday and water in Ganga River is rising constantly. But there are proper arrangements and administration is at the spot and making all the efforts to help people."
According to the India Meteorological Department, Patna will receive more rainfall for the next few days accompanied by thunderstorms.
Last Updated 9:46 AM IST