India: Konkan region Maharashtra state floods situation report 5 Aug 2005

Situation Report
Originally published

The situation in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, has stabilized after experiencing flooding conditions in low lying due to heavy rains over the week.

The affected States

Maharashtra (Mumbai Metropolis, Thane, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Pune, Sindhudrug Parbhani, Nanded and Hingoli Sagli, and Kolhapur)

Goa North and South Goa districts,

Orissa coastal district of Jajpur, Bhadrak and Kendrapada districts including 19 blocks affected 294 and 1316 villages Madhya Pradesh 9 western districts with 58 talukas and 4733 villages Karnataka 11 districts (Bijapur, Bagalkot, Kodagu, Hassan, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Chikamagalur, Raichur, Mysore, Mandya, Chamarajanagara ) with 200 villages being affected.

Position of Dams

In Maharashtra Jaikwadi Dam along the river Godavari in Aurangabad distrist the water level is falling

Orissa Hirakud Dam along river Mahanadi in Sambalpur district is rising

West Bengal Kangsabati Dam Ganga - at Bankura district the water level is falling

West Bengal Narora Barrage (U/S) at Bulandshahar river Ganga the water level is falling

Jharkhand Panchet and Tenughat Dam City Dams along Damodar river at Dhanbad and Bokaro the water level is falling

Position of River Flow

In Maharashtra River Godavari at Koergaon and Ahemednagar water level is falling

In Karnataka river Bhima at Deongaon water level is rising.

In Andhra Pradesh Tungbadra at Mantralayam the water level is rising

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

In Orissa river Baitarni at Anandpur water level is falling and river vamsadhara at Kashinagar is teady

In Bihar River Ghaghra at Darauli and Kosi at Basua is steady while at Baltara, & Kursela the water level is falling

In Uttar Pradesh, river Ghaghra at, elgin bridge, Ayodhya, Ankinghat, turtipar, khadda water level is falling,

In Uttaranchal river Ganga at Haridwar the water level is rising

The forecast for the next 24 hrs

The ongoing rainfall activity accompanied with heavy rainfall will continue over Orissa, .Jharkhand Chattishgarh and east Madhya Pradesh. The rain belt may extend into Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh subsequently.

Moderate rainfall at many places over Gujarat region, Konkan & Goa. Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha.

increase in the rainfall activity also over western Himalayan region and adjoining plains of northwest India,



The loss of human lives stand at 1044, injured persons 147 and missing 49

- Due release of 20,000 cusecs water from Khadagwasla, Pandarpor, sangam Ujjani, Sangli, Akali, and Suranapul dams into river channels of Koyna, Krishna, Mula & Mutha rivers down stream villages in Pune, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, & Solapur have been affected

- 250,000 people in 2300 villages in Pune Sangli, Satara, kolhapur and Solapur affected

- 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. 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..


4 Districts: Bijapur,, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Raichur, have been affected inundating 200 villages in Belgaum, Bagalkot, Gulbarga and Bijapur districts. In all 322 villages and 34 talukas with a 110,000 population have been affected. Official reports state 109 persons have been reported dead with 24176 houses damaged estimated to be at Rs. 13 million and 1.05 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.


Affected districts: jajpur bhadrak kendrapada , 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

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



- 138,000 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 been evacuated.

- 250 Relief camps have been opened for the evacuated population.

- 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 and Rehabilitation Division is coordinating the emergency operation.

- The state government has formulated a team comprised of guardian Secretaries as members from the state administration to supervise the survey and relief work in the affected districts

- 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, local trains services have stared operation on Harbour, Central Railway and Western railway line routes

- Air services domestic and international flights has resumed operation

- The communication network of mobile and landline telephone services are functional in the city. The telephone services in Mumbai suburban will not be fully functional.

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

- Power supply is partially restored while in Kalina, Kurla Panvel and other districts 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.


Evacuated 85,500 people from these villages to safer places with the assistance of 1 column of Maratha Light Infantry from Belgaum with 06 mechanized boats. 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.


Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS)

IFRC organised an NGO coordination and information sharing meeting in Delhi on 5th August to debrief the participating NGO from CRS, Oxfam, GB, ADRA, and Sphere India on the relief measures taken up by each NGO in Maharashtra and also to further strengthen field coordination and areas of intervention during the recovery stage.

Red cross and Red Crescent have distributed food items in packets in Yeotamal , Thane ( Bhivandi), Kalina, Shastri nagar, Ulhas nagar, Dombivali, Madadh , Mumbai railway stations to stranded population with help of 14 state branch volunteers ,In districts Ratnagiri (8 doctors 2 paramedical staff) were deployed in 6 village and Nasik (6 doctors 2 paramedical staff) and Nanded held 19 medical camps . relief material ( 500- blankets, bed sheets 300, soaps 1000, 44 rolls of cloth, water bottle 1000 1 box of anti-diarrhoea medicine 10 box of saline 20 sterilising fluid 3680 biscuits packets were mobilised from state branch . The Maharashtra stare branch had been working closely with the administration while the National HQ IRCS mobilised 5000 family kits containing(1 tarpaulin, 1 bed sheet, 1 sari, 1 dhoti, cotton blankets, towel, kitchen set and plastic buckets) and 10,00 water purification tablets and 0.1 million cash

CRS India has been working in Raigad, Thane, Mumbai and Ratnagiri in collaboration with its partners . In Mumbai city through local partners and volunteers supported 20,000 families with medical supplies, medical camps, community kitchen Along with CRITAS, CRS has mobilized 45,000$ . In Raigad a proposal is being made to set up medical camps as an immediate intervention and also have an water sanitation programme that would be carried for a period of 2 years.

Oxfam GB has collaborated with partners Oxfam Australia and RedR to conduct and assessment based on which long term inventions will be taken up.

Dan Church Aid's will be contributing US $ 70,000 for providing relief to flood affected families in Maharashtra. CASA will be the implementing partner of DanChurchAid. The target families will receive relief items that would include cooked food, dry ration, personal hygiene material, household utensils, books, etc.

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


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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