India: South West Monsoon 2005 - Flood Situation Report 10 Jul 2005

A comprehensive status report on the flood situation in different parts of the country is given below:-


An upper air cyclonic circulation lies over Jharkahand and adjoining Orissa extending upto 5.8 Km above sea level. The axis of the Monsoon trough is passing through Ganganagar, Hissar, Kanpur Daltonganj and Cuttak. Light to moderate rain/thundershowers are likely at many places over Uttranchal and at few places over East Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and north Uttar Pradesh during next 24 hours. Isolated rain/thundershowers also likely over Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, rest Uttar Pradesh and West Madhya Pradesh. The rainfall activity is likely to increase along the foothills of Himalayas during next 3 to 4 days.

Central Water Commission

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 10th July 2005, there are No Unprecedented or High flood situation sites. There are 04 Moderate and 17 Low flood situation sites. The 04 moderate flood sites are as under :

(1) River Brahmaputra at Dibrugarh (Assam) is flowing at 104.70 meters against its danger level 104.24 meter with a rising trend.

(2) River Dhansiri (South) at Golaghat is flowing at 77.48 meters as against the danger level of 77.42 meters with a falling trend.

(3) River Ganga at Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh) is flowing at 63.36 meters against the danger level 63.11 meters with a falling trend.

(4) River Ganga at Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) is flowing at 58.60 meters against its danger level of 57.62 meters with a steady trend.


Heavy rains were reported between 0800 to 0930 pm in the night of 9th July 2005 in Digras Taluka of Yavatmal district which resulted in a flash floods in the Dhawanda river. This resulted in the Waste weir of the Nandgavhan Dam developing a breach.

As per the reports received from the State Government, 07 persons i.e 03 from Digras town and 02 each from Sigad and Sakri villages are reported to have lost their lives, while 06 persons i.e 04 from Digras town and 01 each from Sigad and Sakri villages are reported missing. Water entered the houses of about 400 families, partially damaging their houses. About 1500 persons have been evacuated to safer places and are being temporarily housed in Govt. schools.

The water level in Dhawanda river has since receded and is flowing at its normal level.


1. Present position:

Situation has improved substantially in all affected districts, with the flood water receeding in all the affected districts.

Though water has receded, about 25-30 villages in Panna district are still inaccessible due to extensive damage to the roads and bridges.

Disbursement of immediate relief to affected persons and restoration of infrastructure is under progress.

Relief camps are being run for affected persons.

There is continuous monitoring of Health, Sanitation and drinking water.

Restoration of infrastructure like road and bridges is being done in the affected areas.

2. Extent of Damage

i. No. and names of districts affected: 09 - [(1) Sagar, (2) Katni, (3) Rewa, (4) Satna, (5) Jabalpur, (6) Damoh, (7) Narsinghpur, (8) Panna, and (9) Chhattarpur [02 deaths have also been reported in Vidisa district and 01 in Umaria district due to heavy rains]

ii. No. & Names of the districts severely affected: 2 -- Damoh and Panna.

iii. No. of villages affected: 624

iv. No. of marooned villages: 25-30

v. Urban areas affected: 06

vi. Population affected: 12.00 lakh (9.5 lakh urban: 2.5 lakh rural)

vii. Loss of human lives: 49

viii. People missing: 13

3. Telecommunications:

A large number of landline telephones have been restored and work is going on. Land lines are still down in Sagar, Panna and Damoh

4. Roads:

Many local road links continue to be disrupted in Damoh and Panna districts. State PWD is working for restoration of links on an emergency basis.

5. Drinking water:

State Government is monitoring the supply of drinking water and ensuring that water is provided to the marooned villages in particular.

6. Rescue & Relief :

Relief materials being air dropped in inaccessible villages.

Relief camps operational : 142

No. of people in relief camps: 29,359 [Panna: 10,400; Damoh: 6,000; Katni: 4,300; Satna: 2580; Jabalpur: 2000 etc.]

7. Health Situation:

Medical Teams have been constituted in all affected districts to check possible spread of infectious water borne diseases.

Medical camps have been set up in Rewa and Satna.

8. Army assistance:

4 Army columns, 15 motor boats deployed in Panna, Sagar, Damoh districts.

9. Air Force assistance:

02 helicopters have been deployed for relief and rescue operations in Damoh and Panna districts. These 02 helicopters are required upto 11th July 2005, by which time access through roads is expected to be restored in all the affected districts.

10. Damage assessment:

Initial estimation of damage is being undertaken by the State Government.

11. Requirements:

02 Helicopters for relief operations would be required till 11th July 2005.


Water levels in Satluj, Beas, Ravi and other tributaries are receding.

Manali-Leh road between Manali and Koksar & between Darcha & Leh has been opened and all the stranded persons at Baralacha and Sarchoo have been moved out to Leh and Jispa (Lahoul).

Leh-Manali &Chandigarh-Manali road has been opened to vehicular traffic.

Koksar-Keylong-Darcha portion of Manali-Leh road is likely to open in the next 3-4 days.

Koksar-Kaza road between Grampho to Batal is still blocked and likely to take 5-6 days to open.

02 Air Force and 01 BSF and 01 State helicopter are engaged in relief and rescue operations and evacuation of stranded persons.


In Srinagar division, the river Jhelum is flowing at 14.2 ft. as against the danger level of 14 ft.

The Chenab river is flowing at 27.2 ft. against the danger level of 35 ft. with the trend rising .

Water levels in all rivers in Jammu Division at Udhampur, Akhnur and Doda are receding.


The flood situation in Gujarat has improved considerably.

Total rainfall received is 625mm against the State average of 863 mm which is 72.40 %.

No River is reported to be flowing at its danger levels

Status of water level in dam: 58

No. of dams in high alert -- 39

No. of dams on alert -- 16

No. of dams on warning level -- 13

No. of Deaths reported : 213 and 11 persons are reported missing.

Population evacuated : 2.98 lakh :

Rail, Roads and Bridges:

Rail traffic will be restored fully by 18th July, 2005.

All roads except 16 State roads and 72 Panchayat roads have been opened for normal vehicular traffic. Repair work is in progress for restoration of the traffic on the above roads.

Repair work is in progress on 02 bridges i.e on at Raidi (Amreli) and at Limdi Dhandhuka road for their early restoration.

Water Supply:

Water supply has been restored in all the affected towns. Work is on to restore water supply in the remaining 101 affected villages.

184 Water Tankers are deployed for distribution of safe drinking water in the flood affected areas.

Health Measures:

(i) Number of Medical Teams deployed : 1,244

(ii) Number of Medical Officers deployed : 521

(iii) Number of Para-Medical assistants deployed: 3,037

(iv) Chlorination done -- tanks, wells etc. -- 45,950

(v) Chlorine tablets distributed : 74.56 lakh

(vi) ORS packet distributed : 68,607

(vii) Bleaching powder distributed : 16,686 Kg.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is monitoring the situation and is in constant touch with the State counterparts. All the critical items required by the State such as 220 MT of bleaching powder, about 1 crore of Chlorine tablets, anti malarials, I.V. fluids, antibiotics and anti snake venom have been supplied. Rest of the items are under procurement and would be supplied shortly.

3 Central Public Health teams including epidemiologists and experts in malaria, leptospirosis, plague reached Amhedabad on 6th/7th July, 2005 and are assisting the State health authorities for instituting appropriate public health measures.

Carcasses disposal:

More than 200 Technical Teams are engaged in the disposal of carcasses. Services of Veterinary Colleges and Agricultural Universities are also being taken for this purpose. So far, 2021 carcasses have been disposed.

Relief stocks:

Preparation and distribution of food packets through local initiatives is continuing on a massive scale. Community kitchens and Langars have been opened by NGOs. 210 MT of food packets and other material air dropped till date. 13,50,838 food packets, 12.36 lakh water bottles and water pouches have been distributed in the affected areas.

Damage assessment:

Survey work for assessment of damage has commenced in all the flood affected districts of Gujarat.

Emergency relief is going on to provide financial assistance, cash doles, household kits to the affected families.

Ex-gratia for the deceased persons has been paid in 108 cases.

A total financial assistance of Rs.14.60 crores has been paid to the affected families.


Amount paid (Rs. in Lakh)
Cash doles
8,39,943 persons
Household kits
71,720 families

An Inter Ministerial Central Team will be visiting the State from 10th to 13th July, 2005 to assess the damage caused by heavy rains and floods and requirement of funds for relief and rehabilitation operations.


There was normal rainfall in the State.

River Ganga at Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh) is flowing at 63.36 meters against the danger level 63.11 meters with a falling trend.

River Ganga at Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) is flowing at 58.60 meters against its danger level of 57.62 meters with a steady trend.


All the rivers are flowing below danger level.

The rivers Bhagirathi at Tehri and the Ganges at Devprayag, Rishikesh and Hardwar have reported a marginal increase in their water levels. However all these rivers are flowing below their danger levels.


River Brahmaputra at Dibrugarh (Assam) is flowing at 104.70 meters against its danger level 104.24 meter with a rising trend.

Rainfall has been reported at Guwahati and Tinsukia.

The breach reported in the embankment at Karimganj has been repaired.


The water level in Yamuna river was 204.71 meters at 1300 hrs as against the warning level of 204.00 meters and the danger level of 204.83 meters. The water level has since receded to 203.91 meters at 1600 hrs.

People living in Chillagaon and Old Railway Bridge have been evacuated and shifted to safer places.

General :

The situation in the States/UTs of: (1) Andhra Pradesh, (2) Arunachal Pradesh, (3) Bihar (4) Chattisgarh, (5) Goa, (6) Haryana (7) Jharkhand (8) Karnataka, (9) Meghalaya, (10) Mizoram, (11) Manipur (12) Nagaland, (13) Orissa, (14) Punjab, (15) Rajasthan, (16) ) Sikkim (17) Tamil Nadu (18) Tripura, (19) West Bengal (20) Andaman & Nicobar Islands, (21) Chandigarh, (22) Daman & Diu (23) Dadra Nagar Haveli (24) Pondicherry and (25) Lakshadweep is reported to be normal.

(Ashim Khurana)
Joint Secretary (DM)


1. Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister ( Shri T K A Nair)

2. Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan

3. Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (Shri BVR Subrahmanyam).

4. Prime Minister's Office (Shri Sanjay Mitra, Joint Secretary).

5. Cabinet Secretariat (Shri Shatrughana Singh, Joint Secretary).

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