India: Konkan region Maharashtra state floods situation report 4 Aug 2005

Situation Report
Originally published

Monsoon being vigorous over Orissa Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, konkan & Goa and Chattishgarh for the next 24 hrs states including Maharashtra, Orissa, Karnataka and Madhya are experiencing flooding conditions of low lying areas.

Maharashtra the coastal districts Mumbai Metropolis, Thane, Ratnagiri ,Raigad, Pune, Sindhudrug Parbhani, Nanded and Hingoli and Goa covering North and South Goa districts were affected since 24 July. Today the situation is stabilizing but grim in Sagli, and Kolhapur districts due to fresh spell of rains.

Madhya Pradesh The low lying areas along the banks of river Narmada at Indore have been flooded have been affected . The water logged areas are reportedly clear. 9 districts with 58 talukas and 4733 villages have been affected.


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. In the second wave, the same districts also experienced flash floods. Following the release of water from Hirakud reservoir, vast tracts down stream Mahanadi river especially low laying areas in Cuttack district has got inundated (detail report awaited).

There are signs of improvement in Jajpur but as per today's report, some fresh areas of Bhadrak have got marooned due to non release of water to sea under the effect of full moon.


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 koyan and Uzni dams in Maharashtra 11 districts have been affected.

Position of Dams

The Dams in Maharashtra have reached warning level are Koyana , Warna, Kanher, Kasasari, Pauni, Jaikwadi, Khadgwasla, pavana, Dhom, Balkaudi the dam authorities have opened the gates to let excess water flow into neighbouring dams in Karnataka state. Alamati dam in Bijapur, Naryanpur in Gulbarga, Tungabhadra Bellai district have rise in water level , 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. Kangasabati dam at Bankura (West Bengal, Panchet and Tengigha Dams at Dhanbad and Bokaro (Jharkhand) Narora Barrage at Bulandshahar (UP) Hirkaund at Sambalpur (Orissa) are maintaining steady water level in the dams

Position of River Flow

In Maharashtra River Godavari at Koergaon and Ahemednagar water level is rising, at Pune river Mula and Mutha water level is rising.

In Karnataka River Krishna, Cauvery, Tungabhadra, Hemavathi, Krishna, Bihma, Vedganga, Ghataparbha, Netravathi are in spate. Bhima at Deongaon water level is rising.

In Assam River Brahmaputra at Dibrugarh, Neamatighat is flowing steady while river Jaibharati, , Beki water level is flowing steady

In Bihar River Ghaghra at Darauli and Kosi at Basua water level is flowing steady. While at Baltara, Kursela the water level is rising

In Uttar Pradesh River Yamuna at Mathura, Ghaghra at, elgin bridge, Ayodhya, Ballaia water level is falling, Gandak at Kusi Nagar Padronua and River Ganga at Ankinghat is flowing steady

In Uttaranchal Ganga at Haridwar is flowing steadily



The loss of human lives stand at 1043 [Mumbai( 438), Thane (169), Thane (169) Ratnagiri( 17) sindhudurga ( 7), Kholapur( 12), Babhani( 6), Navi Mumbai (61), Raigad( 158), 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 landslide in Raigad in Paladpur, Mahad, Pen & Karjat tehsils. And fresh crack have developed on the hills near Kamathwadi village in Poladpur teshil

- 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 , 19 blocks affected 294 and 1316 villages with 1480635 population have bee affected. The affected crop area in 183281 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 200 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. In Uttara Kannada district 5 tanks have developed breaches overflowing into surrounding paddy fields the damage to private property is estimated to be at Rs 24.4million Ranganthittu Bird sanctuary near Mysore has been affected as river Cauvery. The total loss is estimated to be 55 billion.

Madhya Pradesh

Indore was flooded due to week drainage system leading to overflow of the system and water flowing into many houses especially 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



170,000 people have shifted from flood plain areas of river Koyna in Satara , [50, village, 20,000 population], Sangli[110 villages , 20,000 population], Kolhapur[109 villages 40,000 population . also In Pune low lying areas along the river Mula and Mutha people have bene evacuated. In Raigad 2500 people have been evated from 26 villages I n Poladpur, Mahad, Pen and Karjat

Relief camps in Pune 226 and in Mumbai 110 have been opened to shelter 100,000 population In Mumbai suburban no relief camps are operating. In Raigad 7- relief camps are functional

The state has deployed 2000 municipal employee to carrying out debris clearance in Mumbai and suburban areas of Thane district in addition 1000 employees from non-affected talukas within the districts are assisting the administration for survey and relief distribution work

In Raigad a team of geologist from NRSA Hyderabad would conduct a survey in lower Sahayadari ranges in Raigad a fresh landslide have occurred in the district

Maharashtra Relief an Rehabilitation Division is coordinating the emergency operation. Road movement has resumed in Mumbai city but at reduced frequency due to unfavorable road conditions . The Public transportation is operating while 50 % of private transport is operating.

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

School and educational institutions have re-opened.


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 by the district administration.

- District control rooms are functional round the clock.

- 67 nos. of medical teams are also deployed in the field for the treatment of the victims.

- Medicines and water purifying tablets are also being distributed.1 Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (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.

- Veterinary mobile teams have been deployed in the field for the vaccination and treatment of cattle.

Kendrapada district, 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 42,000 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. 150 relief camps have been opened. The state government has spent 670 million from the calamity relief fund

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. 19 medical camps have been opened assisted by team of 18 Team. The district administration would survey the affected areas and distribute cash compensation .It was also decided that Indore city drainage system would need restoration for which the administration would take immediate measures.


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. IFRC would have NGO coordination and information sharing meeting in Delhi on 5th August.

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 has been initiating Inter-agency meeting in Mumbai on 3rd 4th August chaired by BMC to facilitate coordination among civil society and BMC, the state government relief and rehabilitation department to focus on the needs to be meet . It was decided to set up facilitating group of NGOs based on needs/requirements that would distribute relief items and needs to the affected community. The meeting was attended by NGOs and Secretary of Relief and Rehabilitation Department.

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

E-mail: Mobile: 91 - 98104 - 02937