India: South West Monsoon 2005 - Flood Situation Report 30 Jul 2005

Situation Report
Originally published
A comprehensive status report on the flood situation in different parts of the country is given below:

During past 24 hours:

Yesterday's depression over northwest Bay of Bengal remained practically stationary close to Balasore in Orissa and has further intensified into deep depression. The system is likely to move in a west-northwesterly direction. This has caused heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places over Orissa.

Moderate rainfall has occurred at many places with isolated heavy falls along the west coast.

Forecast valid for next 24 hours

Enhanced rainfall activity likely over Orissa and Chhattisgarh, with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places. The rain belt may extend westwards into east Madhya Pradesh and parts of Vidarbha.

Increased rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls likely over Gangetic, West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Moderate rainfall activity with isolated heavy falls also likely over Coastal Karnataka and Konkan & Goa.


Strong surface winds of the order of 50-60 KMPH likely along and off the coast of West Bengal and Orissa. Fishermen may be advised not to venture into the open seas during the next 48 hours.


According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 30th July 2005, there are No Unprecedented or High flood sites. There are 02 Moderate and 23 Low flood situation sites.

The details of moderate flood sites are as under:

1. River Brahmaputra at Dibrugarh (Assam) is flowing at 104.96 m against the danger level of 104.24 m with a steady trend.

2. River Baitarni at Anandpur (Orissa) is flowing at 38.39 m against the danger level of 38.36 m with a falling trend.


Moderate rains have been reported in Mumbai and Konkan region in the State during the last 24 hours. In the rest of the State, isolated light rains have been reported.

River Godavari at Kopergaon is flowing at 491.59 m as against its

warning level of 490.90 m with a falling trend.

Flood water in all affected districts has receded and these districts are returning to normal.

Approximately 250 villages in these districts and 1 crore population has been affected by the recent rains/floods. About 10,000 houses have reportedly been damaged.

Most of the approximately 1 lakh people who had been evacuated to safer places have returned to their homes. About 10,000 people are still staying in the Relief camps. They are also likely to return to their places by tomorrow.

Out of about 60 relief camps in rural areas in Nanded, Parbhani and Raigad districts and 50 relief camps in Mumbai suburban only 10 relief camps are functioning in Nanded. All remaining relief camps have been closed. These 10 camps are also likely to be closed by tomorrow.

The State has engaged about 2000 municipal employees, drawing them from non affected areas, for clearing mud and slush in various districts including in Bhiwandi in Thane district.

All road traffic has resumed functioning. The repair work in the city of Mumbai is being undertaken and there is a likelihood of proper restoration of roads within a week. Mumbai-Pune Express Way has been reopened. Mumbai-Goa National Highway has been partially opened and about 30 to 35 percent traffic has started moving on this highway. Repair of 15 damaged bridges on this highway is being undertaken by the concerned authority and may take about 6 -7 days for completion.

Rail communication in the state is coming back to normal. Western railway is operating at 90% capacity level.

However Central Railway has not resumed its full operation. Local trains in Mumbai are operating at 50-60 percent of their service level. Outgoing services ex-Mumbai have not resumed operation as railway tracks beyond Dombivali require to be repaired which may take one more day.

Air services which had resumed partial operation since 27/7/05 afternoon had to be stopped for five hours today as one Air India aircraft skidded on the tarmac. However, air services have reportedly been resumed and are at present operating at less than 50 percent service level.

90 percent mobile and landline telephone services are operational in the city. The telephone services in Mumbai suburban are not fully operational and may take 1-2 days for full functionality.

Water supply system has become normal except in certain areas. Shahad town in Thane district is having serious problems of water supply. Drinking water is being supplied here through water tankers. Restoration of water supply system is likely to be completed by tomorrow.

Power supply is nearly normal except in Mumbai suburban district. Full restoration of power supply is likely to take 1-2 more days.

The schools and other educational institutions have reopened and started functioning, although with low attendance.

Total 853 deaths and 71 injury cases have been reported in the State. The details are as under:

Name of districts / Death / Injured

1. Mumbai 409 / 16

2. Navi Mumbai 53 / 23

3. Mumbai (Railway) 11/ 04

4. Thane 170 / 18

5. Thane (Rural) 32 / -

6. Raigad 98 / -

7. Ratnagiri 15 / -

8. Sindhudurg 06 / 03

9. Kolhapur 08 / 01

10. Parbhani 03 / 01

11. Nanded 08 / 01

12. Yeotamal 07 / -

13. Satara 03 / 01

14. Aurangabad(Urban) 01 / -

15. Aurangabad(Rural) 02 / -

16. Beed 04 / -

17. Jalana 01/ -

18. Hingoli 01 / 02

19. Wardha 01 / -

20. Pune (Urban) 05 / -

21. Pune (Rural) 06 / -

22. Nasik 01 / -

23. Bhandara 05 / -

24. Washim 02 / 01

25. Amaravati 01 / -

03 major landslides have been reported in the State.

Jui village(Raigad district) -- several houses have come under a massive landslide here. About 100-150 persons are feared buried under the debris. The rescue work is being carried out since 27/7/05 by about 100 Army personnel and 4 SAR (Search and Rescue) teams of the State. 24 dead bodies have been recovered so far. The removal of debris is likely to take another 6-7 days.

Kondivita (Raigad) -- During recent rains, about 4-5 houses had come under a heavy landslide where about 20 persons are feared trapped. Local administration is doing the debris removal work which may take another 1 or 2 days. 20 dead bodies have been recovered so far.

Sakinaka (Andheri East) -- 35 houses were buried under the landslide here during the recent rains. 90 dead bodies have been recovered so far. Army and fire brigade personnel are engaged in rescue work for the last 3 days. The debris removal work is likely to take another 1-2 more days.

Out of about 1200 buffaloes and 15,000 sheep and goats are estimated to have perished in these floods, all carcasses have been disposed off except 300 buffalo carcasses. Disposal of these remaining carcasses may take one more day.

It is estimated that Kharif crops in 15 districts of about 2.25 lakh ha. have been destroyed by flooding. The cultivable land in this area has largely been rendered waste due to the top soil having been washed away.

The civic infrastructure in the region has been damaged badly. Roads, public buildings like Primary Health Centres, Schools and Administrative buildings and water supply schemes will require extensive repairs for their restoration.

About 200 medical teams consisting of 1 medical officer and 3 para-medical staff in each team have been sent to flood affected areas for providing medical assistance and taking prevention/control measures of any post-flood epidemic situation. 50 medical teams are operating in Mumbai suburban and 150 teams in rural areas.

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 has distributed 85,000 food packets and other NGOs like ISKCON and Red Cross etc. have distributed 6 lakh food packets so far. Community kitchen service is being provided at relief camps by the State as well as NGOs.

IAF helicopters made four sorties today to air drop food packets in Badlapur, Bhiwandi and Kalyan areas in Thane district. No more air dropping is required by State from now onwards.

The State has paid about Rs. 3.25 crore as ex gratia to 3,25,000 persons @ Rs.1000/- each so far.

09 Army columns are deployed in the flood affected districts for rescue and relief operations.

The Indian Navy personnel have returned to their Units.

04 coys of RAF and 03 teams (consisting of 45 men per team) of Disaster Management Battalions provided by the CRPF are engaged in rescue and relief operations in the State.

The State has suggested in its report to the Government of India that for reducing vulnerability in Mumbai city, the following measures will be required:

1. Mumbai needs to replace its drainage system which is more than 100 years old.

2. People living in huts in low lying areas are highly vulnerable in cases of excessive rains, floods and during cyclone warnings. It is necessary that these people are provided options for living in safer places by promoting social housing.

The Govt. of Maharashtra will submit a memorandum on the losses caused by the floods based on damage assessment and special needs of the city of Mumbai.

A visit by a Central team of flood affected areas in the State for assessment of Central assistance is likely to take place shortly after the receipt of the memorandum from the State.


Light to moderate rainfall has been reported in interior and coastal Karnataka.

Because of relief of water from Narayanpur reservoir into the Krishna river, a number of villages in Belgaum district have been affected as per details given below:

- In Athani Taluk 11 villages have submerged and are cut off from the rest of the State. The villagers are being evacuated in boats to safer areas.

- In Riabag Taluk, a number of villages are reported to have come under submergence

A flood alert has been sounded in the following areas in view of increase in river waters

- Villages on the banks of river Kaveri downstream from KRS Reservoir.

- Low lying areas on the banks of river Krishna in Belgaum district.

- Low lying areas on the banks of river Bhima in Gulbarga district.

A number of houses have reportedly collapsed in Belgaum and Dharwad districts due to heavy rains.

The total loss/damage to public and private property is estimated to be Rs.106.22 crore.


Light to moderate rainfall has been reported today over North and coastal Orissa due to low pressure area after two days of heavy rainfall in these areas.

River Baitarni at Akhuapada is flowing at 18.84 m as against the danger level of 17.83 m and at Anandpur at 38.26 m as against the danger level of 38.36 m with a rising trend at both these places.

River Salandi at Bhadrak is flowing at 10.55ft as against the danger level of 10.00 ft.

Bhadrak and Jajpur districts have been affected as per details given below:

Bhadrak district

Blocks affected: 4 (Dharmnagar, Bhandaripokhari, Chandbali & Tihidi)

GP affected: 60

Villages affected: 322

Population affected: .74 lakh

Cattle population affected: 8.00 lakh

Crop area affected: 75,780 ha.

Road communication disrupted: Bhadrak-Aradi road at Anandabazar, Pandarabatia
Dobal-Sendhapur road at Dobal
Bhadrak-Chandbali road at Balgunda

Jajpur district

Blocks affected: 6 (Dasarathpur, Jajpur, Korei, Bari, Binjharpur and Rasulpur

GP affected: 92

Villages affected: 419

Population affected: 4.24 lakh

Human casualty :1 due to wall collapse

Crop area affected: 40,000 ha.

Public properties damaged: 38

The State has alerted the district administration in Keonjhar, Jajpur and Bhadrak districts to keep in readiness to meet any eventuality.

01 ODRAF Unit from Cuttack with 6 Boats and other equipment have been sent to Bhadrak district for rescue and relief operations.

Free Kitchen has been provided in two places i.e. at Dosinga (200 people) of Chandbali Block and at Geltua (120 people of Bhadrak Block).

The state is keeping a close watch on the situations.


River Brahamputra at Dibrugarh is flowing at 104.96 m as against the danger level of 104.24 m. with a steady trend.

Rivers Brahmaputra (at Neamatighat, Jorhat, and Dhubri) Jai Bharali (at Sonitpur) Dhansiri (at Numaligarh and Golaghat) Puthimari (at Puthimari NTX) and Beki (at Beki NHX) are flowing above their warning levels.

The cumulative impact of the recent floods in Assam is given below :-

1. Districts affected - 15 (Karimganj, Tinsukia, Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Dhemaj, Jorhat, Morigaon, Kokrajhar, Nalbari, Goalpara, Sonitpur, Kamrup, Barpeta, Darang and Bogaingaon)

2. Villages affected - 449

3. Population affected- 3.66 lakh

4. Human lives lost - 13

5. Agricultural area affected - 0.71 lakh ha.

6. No. of houses damaged - 97

Overall flood situation in the State has improved substantially.

Restoration of breaches is being taken up by the State Govt.


Light rainfall has been reported in some parts of the State.

Rivers Ganga (at Kolgong/Kahalgaon), Ghaghra (at Darauli) Bagmati (at Benibad), Kosi (at Basua, Baltara & Kursela) are flowing above their warning levels.


Rivers Yamuna (at Mawi), Ghaghra (at Elgin Bridge, Ayodhya, Turtipar) and Gandak (at Khadda) are flowing above their warning levels.

Flood situation in the state is reported to be under control.


River Ganga at Farakka (West Bengal) is flowing at 21.87 m as against the warning level of 21.25 m with a falling trend.

All other rivers in the state are flowing below their warning level.


River Godavari (at Eturunagaram and Bhadrachalam) is flowing above its warning level with a rising trend.


During the last 24 hours rainfall is recorded in 159 Talukas of 24 districts with 173 mm as maximum in Jamnagar taluka of Jamnagar district.

All rivers in the State are reported to be flowing below their danger levels.

Narmada Dam: against the HFL 110.64 m at dam site, the present water level is 112.91 m i.e., overflowing at 2.27 m.

Relief and restoration work is in progress in the State.

Power and water supply have been fully restored in the affected districts of the State.

Road communication has been restored in almost all affected areas barring 03 State roads on which the repair works are in progress. Moreover, repair and restoration work on two damaged bridges i.e. at Amreli and Limdi-Dhandhuka are also in progress.

The State Government has deployed 964 medical teams, 310 medical officers, and 2,252 para-medics to the affected districts in the State.

More than 200 technical teams are engaged for the disposal of carcasses. Services of Veterinary Colleges and Agricultural Universities are also taken. 14075 Carcasses have so far been disposed off.

The State Government has provided Tarpaulins to the affected families for temporary shelters. NDDB has provided 15000 sheets to Kheda district and 12000 sheets to Anand district. IPCL has provided 6325 sheets to Vadodara and 3000 sheets to Ahmedabad district.

State Civil supplies Corporation has also distributed 1,27,980 ration kits (each containing 7.5 kg rice, 2.5 kg dal, chillies & turmeric powder, salt, candles and matchbox) to the affected families. Moreover, 13,50,838 food packets, 12.36 lakh water bottles and pouches were also distributed in the affected areas.

Total Rs.67.87 crores has been paid to the affected families as financial assistance.

During the monsoon season, total 213 persons have died due to drowning, collapse of house walls and lightning, while 11 persons are reported missing.

Death relief has been paid in 142 cases so far.

Disbursement of financial assistance has been done as per following details

Details; Persons/families/houses; Amount paid (Rs. in crore)
Cash doles; 20, 34,617 persons; 18.96
Household kits; 2, 59,291 families; 26.98
Damaged/partially damaged house Assistance; 70,520 houses; 21.18


The situation in the States/UTs of: (1) Arunachal Pradesh (2) Chhattisgarh (3) Goa (4) Haryana (5) Himachal Pradesh (6) Jammu & Kashmir, (7) Jharkhand, (8) Kerala, (9) Madhya Pradesh (10) Meghalaya, (11) Mizoram, (12) Manipur, (13) Nagaland, (14) Punjab, (15) Rajasthan, (16) Sikkim (17) Tamil Nadu, (18) Tripura, (19) Uttranchal (20) Andaman & Nicobar Islands, (21) Chandigarh, (22) Daman & Diu, (23) Dadra Nagar Haveli, (24) Delhi (25) Pondicherry and (26) 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).

Copy to:-

1. PS to HM/PS to MOS(R).

2. PS to HS/PPS to Secretary (BM)/JS (NDM)/ JS (DM) -- DAC / Director (PR)/DS (NDM.I)/IOC, MHA/Master Folder.

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