Madhya Pradesh CM ensures arrangements for food, drinking water, doctors and medicines in relief camps

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that all possible help will be provided to the district administration immediately to evacuate the people safely from the areas affected by excessive rains and floods. Saving life is the top priority. Along with the district administration, SDREF, NDREF, BSF, Army and Air Force are engaged in rescue and relief works. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is constantly being apprised of the situation in the state. All possible cooperation is being received from the Army and the Central Government without any delay. It is time to test the administrative efficiency of the officers and employees. Excellent work is being done by the district administration including SDREF, NDREF, BSF, Army, Air Force in this difficult situation.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was taking stock of the areas affected by excessive rains and floods from the Situation Room at Mantralaya. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan inquired about the situation from the Collector and Superintendent of Police of all the affected districts. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that better arrangements should be ensured in the relief camps. Food, clean drinking water along with doctors and medicines should be provided mandatorily. It is necessary to prevent the spread of diseases that occur during the rainy season. The infrastructure destroyed by floods and heavy rains will be restored immediately.

Chief Minister discussed with the officials of the Center besides the state

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan discussed with the officials of Central Telecom Department, Army, Air Force, Railway and Meteorological Department from the State Situation Room regarding relief work and restoration of arrangements. Water Resources Minister Shri Tulsi Silawat, Revenue and Transport Minister Shri Govind Singh Rajput, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri Rajesh Rajoura, Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri S.N. Mishra and other officers were present.

During the rescue, the woman home guard performed delivery

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan took district-wise information about relief and rescue operations from the Collectors and SPs of Sheopur, Shivpuri, Gwalior, Datia, Guna, Bhind and Morena. Collector Sheopur said that the communication network in the district has collapsed. All communication networks are down. NDREF team is reaching Sheopur from Ghaziabad for relief. A large number of women home guards have been deployed in relief operations in Sheopur. During the rescue, the delivery of a woman in Plod village was performed by the female home guard when she was in labour pain; both the mother and the child are healthy. Collector Datia gave information regarding the houses surrounded by floods, the breaking of the bridge of Sevdha and the loss of contact with Gwalior from the Harsi river side. It was also informed that the water level in Shivpuri was coming down.

Chambal’s rising water will affect Bhind-Morena

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed to restore the National Highway at the earliest. The water level of Chambal river is rising and water has been released from Kota-barrage. Due to this, in view of the possible flood situation in Morena and Bhind, instructions were also given to shift the people of low-lying villages to safer places and take other necessary precautions.

Special arrangement for mobile network

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan discussed with the Central officials to restore the communication network in the affected districts at the earliest. It was apprised by the Centre that as an immediate arrangement, infrastructural roaming is being allowed in the affected districts. With this, if a signal is received from any network, then the phones of other networks will also work on this network. Along with this, priority route is being given from the mobile numbers of the officers and employees engaged in relief and rescue works. With this, these people will not face any kind of problem in staying in contact.

Possibility of rain in Gwalior-Chambal division in next 48 hours

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed to take precautions and stay alert in view of the possibility of rain in Gwalior-Chambal division in the next 48 hours on the basis of the information given by the officials of the Meteorological Department.

Expresses gratitude to Air Force officers

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan thanked Air Force Group Captain Shri Sherawat and NDREF in-charge Shri Aseem Upadhyay on behalf of the people of the state for their cooperation in relief and rescue work.