India: South west monsoon 2003 - Flood situation report No. 49


For Official use only

As on 06 .10.2003 at 1930 Hours
No. 32-37/2003-NDM-I

Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
National Disaster Management

Central Water Commission
(As on 06.10.2003)

As per reports from CWC, there is no flood situation in the country where highest flood level in the rivers has been surpassed.

Part -- I Current flood situation

(As on 30-09- 2003):

In Bihar, the floods are continuing from 30th June, 2003. 24 out of 38 districts viz. Darbhanga, Katihar, Khagaria, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Saharsa, Sheohar, Samastipur, Araria, East Champaran, Supaul, Madhepura, Purnea, W. Champaran, Vaishali a Gopalganj, Bhagalpur, Patna, Bhojpur, Saran, Buxar, Munger and Begusarai are affected in varying degrees due to floods.

The State Government has issued instructions to Collectors of all flood prone districts for taking necessary measures to provide the safety and security of the affected people. Funds have been allotted to the district authorities for undertaking rescue and relief measures in the affected areas including making ex-gratia payment to the kin of deceased. 3 Air Force helicopters and Four Columns of Army have been derequisitioned. The State Government as precautionary measures has also deputed medical teams in the affected areas. Round the clock patrolling on the Bunds have been intensified. The Districts authorities have deployed 4995 boats for rescue and relief operations. 423 relief centers, 504 health centers and 231 veterinary centers have been opened. The State Government has distributed gratuitous relief viz; Wheat 112921.71 quintals, Rice 7963 quintals, Readymade food 12835.40 quintals, Salt 87.47 quintals, Polythene sheets 187273 meters, Kerosene Oil 104550 liters and Cash dole (Rs. 375.86 lakh), Rs. 5.41 lakhs cash distributed for chana and Rs. 3.6 lakhs for fodder.

(As on 03-10- 2003):

As per the report of the State Government, 17148 villages in 54 districts have been affected in varying degrees due to flood/ heavy rains during current south- west monsoon 2003. As per the memorandum submitted by the State Government, 135.92 lakh population have been affected in 54 districts besides loss of 980 human lives and 3304 cattle heads. State Government has provided Ex-gratia grants of Rs. 3.30 crore and House relief Rs. 2.38 crore to the families of deceased persons. 4754 temporary relief camps have opened in safer places including embankments; all government-building areas are being used for relief activities and shelters.

The Districts authorities have deployed 5118 boats including 2 steamers for rescue and relief operations. 1606 relief centers have been opened, 2.21 lakh people have been medically treated and 3.94 vaccinated, so far and 9.95 lakh cattle heads have been medically treated and 23.79 Lakh vaccinated, so far. The State Government has distributed gratuitous relief viz; Wheat 5445.89 Rice 29517.63 Quintal, Readymade food- Gram 431.78 Quintal, Laai 645.67 Quintal, Gur 273.04 Quintal, Salt 1305.99 Quintal, Kerosene Oil 6.58 lakh Liter, Candles 21384 packets, Match boxes 248952 packets, Polythene Sheets 40401 Meters and Cash dole (Rs.4.30 Crore). All marooned villages are accessible through boats. The State Government is providing relief to affected people.

In this season, 27 districts viz; Jhansi, Ballia, Gazipur, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Jalaun, Etawah, Mirzapur, Berhraich, Basti, Banda, Aligarh. Kanpur Dehat, Kannauj, Mainpuri, Lalitpur, Etah, Budaun, Firozabad, Azamgarh, Siddharthnagar, Varanasi, Mau, Kheri, Chandauli, Unnao, Farukkhabad are reported severe affected at varying degree due to floods, The over all situations are under control and improving gradually. Further, update awaited from the State Government.

(As on 30-09- 2003):

Landslides on Varunavat Parvat- which overlooks parts of Uttarkashi started on the 24th September, 2003 and are still continuing. This Tambakhani landslide has developed on the southern slope of Varunavat Parvat in the north of Uttarkashi town. The landslide has threatened Udyan Colony, Masjid Mohalla and Collectorate Colony,

There are no reports of any causality so far. The Government of Uttaranchal had taken timely action and evacuated the people from the affected areas. The State Government, for providing relief has constituted a Mobile Team.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has been in constant touch with the State Government. According to the Team of the Geological Survey of India, which is camping there, has advised that the landslide is likely to continue for some more time before it stabilizes.

The Director General of Geological Survey of India has said that the Team is still studying the event and it will take some time before a report could be given. In the meanwhile, MHA has requested the Building Material Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC), an organization under the Ministry of Urban Development to send a Team to study the causes and effect of the event. Accordingly, a composite team including experts from Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee have left for Uttarkashi on 30.9.2003. Further, update awaited from the State Government.

Part -- II Incidents reported earlier -- Southwest Monsoon-2003

Incidents reported earlier by the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Orissa, Rajasthan, and West Bengal.

IMD's report:

Cumulative seasonal rainfall (June 1 to September 24, 2003):

33 out of 36 meteorological sub-divisions have received normal to excess rainfall. 3 meteorological sub-divisions viz.; North Interior Karnataka, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala were, in deficient. 76% of districts in the States have received normal to excess rains.

Rainfall (mm) (During the week ending on September 24, 2003)

Rainfall was normal to excess in 19 out of 36 meteorological sub-divisions. It was deficient in 11 sub divisions and scanty in 6 sub-divisions. The district-wise position indicates that about 77% districts have received normal to excess rainfall till 24th September, 2003.

State-wise information on damage is at Annexure.

(Om Prakash)
Technical Officer
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