India: Madhya Pradesh floods situation report, 7 Jul 2005

Monsoon having advanced over central India covering Maharashtra, Chattishgarh, Jharkhand, and Madhya Pradesh has caused inundation of low lying areas and overflowing of rivulets. In Madhya Pradesh monsoon has been active since the first week of July receiving excess to normal rainfall. As on today (7th July) 11 districts: Sagar Katni, Rewa, Satna, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Damoh, Narsinghpur, Umaria, Panna & Chhattarpur including 358 villages with 250000 population are affected.


In the affected districts 23 deaths have been reported while 22 person are reported missing. 129 Villages in Sagar, Katni, Jablapur, Damoh, Panna, Narsinghpur and Chhattarpur are marooned and 7 villages in Damoh, Panna, Districts have been submerged. Transportation movement on NH 7, 75, 78, 86 have been disrupted while on Sagar Jhansi Highway the traffic movement has been stopped as the main bridge connecting Sagar town has been washed wash blocking all movement for km. Telecommunication has been affected in all districts and completed disconnected in Panna and Damoh districts


As rain continues, the state administration has issued a flood alert. Army columns have been deployed to assist the districts administration. The relief distribution through air drop has been carried out in Sagar, Damoh and Panna districts. For this 5 helicopters from Indian Air force have been deployed. Army personnel are assisting in laying temporary bridges. The state government has released first installment of Rs 93,000,000 from calamity relief fund. For rescue and relief work 15 motor boats have been deployed in Panna, Sagar and Damoh. The district administration has opened 117 relief camps for 24539 people. From the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund a sum of 100,000 rupees would be paid to each of the deceased families.


Secretary Disaster Management, Government of Madhya Pradesh

Tel: 0755 244 1424
Fax: 0755 244 1574

• National Disaster Management Division , Ministry of Home Affairs

• Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)

• Central Water Commission (CWC)


For Further Information

G Padmanabhan
Emergency Analyst, UNDP
E-mail:, Mobile: 91 –98104 – 02937