India: Konkan region Maharashtra state floods situation report 3 Aug 2005

Situation Report
Originally published
The flood situation in Maharashtra caused due to heavy rains since July 24 has effected the coastal districts in Maharashtra: Mumbai Metropolis, Thane, Ratnagiri (Mandangad, Dapoli, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Guhagar, Sangameshwar, Lanja and Rajapur) talukas) , Raigad (Panvel, Pen, Khalapur, Karjat, Alibag, Murud, Roha, Sudhagad, Tala, Mangaon, Shrivardhan, Mhasla and Poladpur talukas) and Pune (Maval, Khed, Velhe and Daund talukas), Sindhudrug(Kudal, Kankavali, Deograh, Vengural, sawantawadi, Malawan, Vaibabhawadi, Doamarg Taluka), Parbhani, Nanded and Hingoli ) in Goa: North and South Goa districts

Rest of India

Monsoon being vigorous over Saurashtra, Kutch, active over Gujarat region, North Konkan and South Madhya Maharashtra has affected other states.

Rainfall occurred at most places over Konkan-Goa, North Madhya Maharashtra, at many places over South Madhya Maharashtra, at isolated places over Marathawada.
Rain will occur at many places over Konkan-Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and Gujarat state and at few places over Marathawada
Warning: Heavy rainfall lat isolated places over Konkan-Goa during next 48hours and Increase in rainfall activity over east-central India, Gangetic plains and Western Himalayan region

Madhya Pradesh With heavy rains continuing to overcast western Madhya Pradesh western districts Shajapur (57mm), Mandour(59mm), Sehore(53 mm) and Ujjain(57) Indore (160 mm) The low lying areas along the banks of river Narmada at Indore have been flooded have been affected . The water level is reportedly receding now.


The state experienced the second wave of floods on 30th of July'05 triggered by incessant rains under the impact of the low pressure built over Bay of Bengal on 29th July. Earlier in the month of July'05, the districts of Jajpur, Bhadrak and Kendrapada that were affected in the first wave of floods and in the second wave the same districts also experienced flash floods and has thus affected a population of 14,80,635. From among the districts, Jajpur was the worst affected, in Jajpur alone 6,31,500 people have been affected, and 87,000 people are still marooned in 109 villages. The death toll due to flood related incidents in the state has increased to eight. All the major rivers in Jajpur are receding but the situation remains grim in Jajpur and Bhadrak.


Heavy rainfall experienced in south interior, coastal Karnataka and Kodagu district has caused water level to rise in all major rivers and their tributaries in the catchment areas and due to release of excess water from a number of dams in Maharashtra and Karnataka 11 districts has been affected.


Due to heavy rains, a landslide was reported at Zuangtui in Aizawl town causing damage to some houses and death of one person. landslides have been reported in several locations on outskirts of Aizawl town. Also caused damage to about 50 dwelling houses in Tuikual village of Aizawl districts Position of Dams

The Dams in Maharashtra have reached warning level are Koyana , Kopergaon Pauni, Jaikwadi the dam authorities have opened the gates to let excess water flow into neighbouring dams in Karnataka state. The dams are Alamati dam in Bijapur district, River Bhima at Deongaon, Narayanpur, Gulbargar district and excess overflow is being let into Priyadarshini Jurala Project Mehboobnagar and Srisailam Dam in Kurnool district Andhra Pradesh. The dam gates of Yeswantsagar in Indore were opened as the water level had reached the danger level.

Position of River Flow

River Krishna has come into spate following release of water from Koyna Dam. Excess water flow of 300,000 cusecs has been reported at the entry point of river Krishna in the State in Belgaum district.

In Assam River Brahmaputra in Dibrugarh is flowing steady at Jorhat the water level is falling while river Jaibharati, Puthimari, Beki water level is flowing steady

In Bihar River Ghaghra ( Sisan) and Kosi (Supaul) water level is flowing steady. In Maharashtra River Godavari at Koergaon and Ahemednagar water level is rising.

In Uttar Pradesh river Yamuna at Mathura , Ghaghra at Barabanki, Faizabad, Ayodhya, Ballaia and Gandak at Kusi Nagar Padronua water level is flowing steady



The loss of human lives stand at 987 [Mumbai( 432), Thane (169), Thane (38) Ratnagiri( 17) sindhudurga ( 7), Kholapur( 12), Babhani( 6), Navi Mumbai (61), Raigad( 98), Nanded(9), Yavatmal( 17) ,Parbhani (3) Pune(16) Mumbai (railway 7) Satara (5) Aurangabad(7), Beed (7), Jalana( 2), Hingoli(1), Wardha( 2)Nasik (1) Bahandara (5), Washim (2) Amaravati (6) sangli (5), Nadurbar (4), Akola(1), Nagpur (2)]

The injured persons 128 and missing 48 [Mumbai( 16), Thane (5), Kholapur(1), Navi Mumbai( 23) , Mumbai (railway(4), Sindhudurg (3) Parbahani (1) Nanded (1) Satara (1)]

Fresh affected districts are Satara , [50, village, 20,000 population], Sangli [110 villages , 20,000 population], Kolhapur[109 villages 40,000 population

The Civic infrastructure - Roads, Public buildings ( Primary health centers, Schools and Administrative buildings, water supply schemes were damaged which will require repairs and restoration

Telecommunication: telephone exchanges were affected in Ratnagiri, Kohlapur, Sindhdurg- Raigad and Kalyan also GSM BTS mobile services were affected and basic services of landline are affected in Kalyan sub-urban area.

Roads: NH17 blocked due to landslide, bridge along the NH17 (Mumbai -Goa) linking Ratnagiri town was damaged. Roads blocked at Ratnagiri, Mumbai -Kolhapur are being restored. The worst affected roads are in Kaliyan, Kurla, Sion and Andheri. The Milan sub-way was submerged. The traffic movement in Mumbai has slowed down to about 10 per cent of the normal movement. The repair of 10 bridges on Mumbai-Goa National Highway is further hampered due to rains and will take another 4-5 days

Rail ways: Thane and Kalyan rail services were worst affected. Trains from Pune to Mumbai have not yet resumed. A few rakes of Local trains damaged due to water logging on the suburban section during the recent spell, 25 EMU rakes of local trains out of total 65, were badly damaged. Assessment of the extent of damage to these rakes has already been started. Accordingly repair works of all these 25 damaged EMU rakes will be undertaken, which may take a few days. Normalcy of all services will take a few days.


Affected districts : jajpur bhadrak kendrapada , blocks affected 294 and 1316 villages with 1480635 population have bee affected. The affected crop area in 178379 ha's . Reports state that 8 persons in: jajpur (4) bhadrak (1) kendrapada (3) are reported death and 150836 cattle affected


11 Districts: Bijapur, Bagalkot, Kodagu, Hassan, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Chikamagalur, Raichur, Mysore, Mandya, Chamarajanagara have been affected inundating 150 villages in Belgaum, Bagalkot, Gulbarga and Bijapur districts. In all 322 villages and 34 talukas with a 350,000 population have been affected. Official reports state 87 persons have been reported dead with 14073 houses damaged and 64,000 Ha of agriculture land affected. The damage to private property is estimated to be at Rs 24.4million Ranganthittu Bird sanctuary near Mysore has been affected as river Cauvery

Madhya Pradesh

Indore was flooded due to week drainage system leading to overflow of the system and water flowing into many houses specially in the low lying areas During the last 10 hrs as rains stopped over flow of water stopped leaving behind debris and clogged materials to be cleared and restored by the city administration

Goa Both districts North Goa and South Goa were affected with 119 houses damaged with an estimated value of 550,000 and loss of 4 human lives reported. The condition was normal during the past 24 hrs. While in Goa (north and south districts) 340,000 persons and 1.00 ha of cropped land were affected.


Loss of life and property has been reported from different parts of Kerala, due to the heavy down pour last week. In Munnar, Idukki district was worst hit by the rain. Landslide had claimed 8 lives in the area; out of the 33 locations in Munnar and Devikulam of Idukki district were landslide occurred, human loss was reported from 4 places. 20 roads were totally destroyed. Deaths due to flooding, electoculation, sea surge due to heavy rains are reported from many parts of the state.



80,000 people have been shifted from the flooded river basin area of Koyna river in Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur districts. The evacuated population has been sheltered in 100 relief camps opened in these districts.

The state has deployed 2000 municipal employee to carrying out debris clearance in Mumbai and suburban areas of Thane district

Maharashtra Relief an Rehabilitation Division is coordinating the emergency operation.

All road traffic has resumed while repair work is being carried out in Mumbai city due to bad road conditions. The Mumbai-Pune Express Way and Mumbai-Goa National Highway has been opened for movement of 35 percent traffic. While 10 bridges on this stretch are being repaired. The 400 m long landslide that covered the Kasheli Ghat is being cleared of rubbles and debris which will take 5 days for clearance.

In Mumbai city, the Harbour, Central Railway and Western railway line routes are operating only at certain routes inside Mumbai at a frequency of 50%. Local trains in Mumbai are operating their service to limited areas as Outgoing services Mumbai have not yet resumed operation as railway tracks beyond Dombivali require repairs; Konkan Railway has resumed passenger trains between Madgaon and Veer section and outgoing trains on Konkan and Central Railway route have been stopped upto 6th August

Air services had resumed operation for domestic and international flights with reduced number of flights that are either being delayed/ diverted and cancelled by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

The communication network of mobile and landline telephone services are operational in the city. The telephone services in Mumbai suburban will not be fully functional for two more days.

Water supply has not yet resumed as restoration of water supply system is being carried out specially in areas Kulra, Mumbai Suburban, Shahd (Thane)

Power supply is partially restored while in Mumbai suburban district it will take 2 more days for full restoration of power supply while in Kalina, Kurla Mumbai suburban areas, Panvel in Raigad were restoration will take time

200 medical teams of 1 medical officer and 3 para-medical staff in each team have been deployed in the flood affected districts for medical assistance and preventing/control measures of any post-flood epidemic situation. 50 medical teams are operating in Mumbai suburban and 150 teams in rural areas. 150 units of young interns of Medical colleges in groups of four are deployed at various locations in the city for providing medical assistance and hygiene awareness to the public.

The State is organizing hygiene awareness campaign on cable/TV programmes and through press briefings for use of alum, boiling drinking water etc. by public.

The State in a report to government of India has highlighted measures to be taken a) Mumbai needs to replace its drainage system which is more than 100 years old.) People living in slums in low lying areas provided options for living in safer places by promoting social housing.

Govt. of Maharashtra is conducting a damage assessment on the loss and special needs of Mumbai.

Central assessment team will be visiting the flood affected areas to conduct an assessment for Central assistance in the state.

The state government has released ex-payment amount to district collector for payment that included for Mumbai Rs 500 million Sangli Rs 10 million, Thane Rs 500 million , Solpaur Rs 10 million , Nanded Rs 7 million, Kolhapur Rs 5 million, Raigad Rs 3 million, Ratnagiri Rs 3 million, Parbhani Rs 3 million Satara Rs 1 million


Jajpur district administration has sanctioned relief for three days. 97 no. of boats have been deployed in the flood affected areas for carrying out rescue& evacuation operations and delivery of relief items. So far, 2157 no. of people have been evacuated in Rasulpur and Jajpur block and the flood victims are being sheltered in 7 temporary shelters run be the district administration. District control rooms are functional round the clock. 36 nos. of medical teams are also deployed in the field for the treatment of the victims. 1 ODRAF team has been deployed for carrying out search and rescue operation if situation intensifies.

Bhadrak district administration has also sanctioned three days relief in the 4 affected blocks covering a population of 3,42,702. 1 team of ODRAF has been deployed at Dhamnagar.

In Kendrapada, three days relief has been sanctioned. 19 nos. of medical teams and 11 nos. of veterinary teams have been deployed in the affected area.


Evacuated 22,000 people from these villages to safer places with the assistance of 1 column of Maratha Light Infantry from Belgaum with 06 mechanized boats deployed in Belgaum district today. 2 Indian Air Force helicopters have been deployed for rescue and relief operations in Belgaum and Bagalkot districts. 50 relief camps have been opened.

Madhya Pradesh

12,000 people have been evacuated to safer places in 19 relief camps . The State has distributed 10,000 food packets. NGOs have distributed about 4,000 food packets to the affected people. Situation in the State is under control.


Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) mobilized relief items: Rice, Dal, Phenyl (boxes), Biscuits (packets) Sheets, Saris , Thelpa (local food - packets) and distributed them in Kalina, Kurla, Kalya. Medicines and bleaching powder were also supplied to people in Kalina. The state branch is operating relief teams and a team of doctors in each of the three areas. Distributions within Mumbai and in other affected districts in the state have been ongoing for the past week as outlined in previous information bulletins.5000 family kits have been mobilised from IRCS national headquarters. NHQ has sent 10,000 water purification tablets. A joint assessment team from the IRCS national headquarters and Federation country delegation has arrived in Mumbai.2 water and sanitation units were dispatched from warehouses in Chennai and near Delhi and will have reached Mumbai by today. Each unit is capable of producing 10,000 litres of clean water a day. Two technicians from the Kolkata regional warehouse have also been sent to operate these units. The units were donated by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to the IRCS.

Dan Church Aid's partners CASA intends to cover 10,000 families and provide food and non-food support. Dan Church Aid has contributed US $ 20,000 to CASA including the overall contribution from DanChurchAid is Euro 50,000.

ECHO - ECHO mission delegation are in Maharashtra state since 30th July to conduct a need based assessment. UNICEF would be hosting an Inter-agency meeting in Mumbai office on 4th August to discuss geographical mapping, sectoral mapping and resource mapping for Mumbai and other flood-hit areas of Maharashtra. Also a meeting with the government would hold tomorrow, which BMC has agreed to chair.

WHO emergency medical relief team is in liaison with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and State Relief and Rehabilitation Department for arising technical assistance issues. Also WHO has provided the equivalent of US$11,600/- for contingencies concerning sanitation and disease surveillance. Similarly WHO has dispatched 11 Emergency Kits, each of which has emergency medicines for 10,000 population for 3 months.

UNDP staffs under the DRM programme in the affected state are assisting in state relief and Rehabilitation division t & at districts level emergency information and response coordination.


Department of Relief & Rehabilitation Tel: 022-2202 5274, Fax: 022-2202 5920

State Control Room: Tel: 022-2202 7990, 022-2285 4168 Fax: 022-2285 5920

Department of Relief and Rehabilitation ,

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)

Central Water Commission (CWC)

UNDP For Further Information G Padmanabhan Emergency Analyst UNDP Delhi

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