18 UP districts affected by floods, main rivers flowing above hazard mark

Lucknow, August 8

The variety of flood-affected districts in Uttar Pradesh rose to 18 on Saturday with Sharda, Rapti and Saryu-Ghagra rivers persevering with to circulation above the hazard mark in other places.

Deoria was hit by the deluge on Saturday taking the variety of affected districts to 18. So far, 672 villages have been inundated, in keeping with an announcement issued by Relief Commissioner Sanjay Goyal.

The assertion mentioned that 460 villages in these districts are marooned.

According to the irrigation division, the Sharda river in Lakhimpur Kheri’s Palia Kalan, Rapti river in Gorakhpur’s Bird Ghat, Sarya-Ghagra in Ayodhya’s Elgin Bridge and Ballia’s Turti Paar have been flowing above the pink mark, it mentioned.

On Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s directives, Minister for Backward Class Welfare Anil Rajbhar and Minister of State for Water Resources Baldev Aulakh visited flood-affected Bahraich, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sitapur and Barabanki districts for on-the-spot overview of the state of affairs there and held conferences with senior officers.

In Gonda and Balrampur there have been reviews of harm to Sakraur-Bhikharipur embankment and Balrampur-Bhadariya embankments respectively. Steps have been being taken to fix the harm. All different embankments are protected, the assertion mentioned.

Twenty-two NDRF, SDRF and Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary(PAC) groups have been deployed for search and rescue works.

The chief minister has directed officers to make sure the security of individuals from snake chunk which is frequent in deluge-hit areas and to see to it that flood shelters will not be arrange in locations the place overflowing rivers are inflicting land erosion.

Adityanath has additionally directed officers to ensure that electrical poles within the affected areas have been protected, the assertion added. — PTI


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