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

Based on the information received from the State Governments and the Central Water Commission, a comprehensive status report on the flood situation in different parts of the country is given below:-


(IMD's weather report as on 30.06.2005 at 0800 hrs reads as follows:-)

The Depression of 28th June, 2005 over Jharkhand and adjoining area moved northwestwards and lies over Jharkhand and adjoining Chhatisgarh close to Daltonganj at 0830 Hrs IST on 30.06.2005. The system is likely to move in a west-northwesterly direction.

Under its influence widespread rains with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places are likely over Jharkhand, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Chhatisgarh during the next 36 hours. As the system is likely to move northwestwards, the associated rainfall activities are also likely to shift northwestwards to west Madhya Pradesh and East Rajasthan during subsequent two days.

Also the widespread rainfall activity with active to vigorous monsoon conditions over Gujarat region, Saurashtra and adjoining north Konkan with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places continues, also the rainfall activity has increased over Madhya Maharashtra. This rainfall activity over these areas is likely to continue for the next 2-3 days.


Gujarat State started receiving rainfall from 21st June, 2005.

Heavy to very heavy rains reported in South Gujarat and parts of Saurashtra which has resulted into a flood situation.

There has been extensive rainfall in Baroda, Anand and Nadiad. The river Ajwa is in spate and the two dams at Pratapura and Ajwa are overflowing. The Army column which was to be sent to Surat is being diverted to Baroda. The State Government is in consultation with local Army units and may requisition and mobilize additional Army assistance. Two Helicopters have been kept in state of readiness.

Name of the districts and number of talukas affected is given in the table below:-

6. Surendranagar
7. Dangs
8. Ahmedabad
9. Anand

Three rivers viz. Purna and Ambica in Navasari district and Bhogavo in Surendranagar are fast approaching their danger levels.

31 dams have been put on high alert, 8 on a state of alert while 10 are at the warning level. The level of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Dam is 110.06 metres while the current level of water in the dam is 111.55 metres.

35 persons are reported to have died in Gujarat during the current monsoon season due to drowning, house collapses and lightning.

About 45,441 persons have been evacuated and shifted to safer places during the monsoon period which includes Anand (13667); Navsari (11363); Vadodara (4385); Surat (4868).

Disruption of Power supply was reported in 4303 villages. Power supply has subsequently been restored in 2426 villages and 35 affected towns.

Two Army columns have been requisitioned for deployment in Surat and Rajkot.

Trained companies of State Reserve Police personnel as well as SRP Force have been kept ready and on a state of high alert.

Fire brigade -- Rescue teams of Rajkot Municipal Corporation has been deployed at Amreli and Surendranagar for rescue work. Trained Fire brigade Rescue Team's are on the job in Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Ahmedabad and Surendranagar districts.

All necessary arrangements like food, drinking water, light, etc. have been arranged in the relief camps. 158 medical teams consisting of 34 medical officers and 200 para-medics have been deployed in the affected areas.

Several sections of rail and road communication have been affected due to water logging. Out of 124 roads affected, 12 roads have been opened up to traffic. Traffic has also been restored on 57 of the 503 Panchayat roads affected. 1 bridge in Amreli (at Raidi) has been affected on which restoration work is going on. Railway traffic between Mumbai-Ahmedabad has been restored while the rail traffic between Mumbai-Delhi is still disrupted.


153 medical teams have been deployed for chlorination of water sources, providing medicines and prevention of disease outbreak in flood affected areas.

Civil supplies position normal. Adequate stock of essential food grains available in flood affected districts.

The Chief Minister, Gujarat reviewed the overall situation in the State. All Collectors, Secretariat Heads and Heads of Departments are supervising relief works.


There has been moderate to heavy rains in three districts namely Bhadrak, Jajpur and Keonjhar. However, only two districts are reported to be affected namely Bhadrak and Jajpur.

Only one river Baitarani is flowing above the danger level which has a falling trend at Anandpur (Keonjhar district). However at Akhapada (Bhadrak district) it is flowing above danger level with a rising trend. Water level in all other major rivers are below their danger level.

There have been six breaches in the embankment of river Baitarini in Bhadrak and three in Jajpur districts.

About 1.32 lakh persons and about 12,000 acres cropped area is reported to be affected in 114 villages in four blocks (Dhamnagar and Bhandaripokhri in Bhadrak districts).

20 boats have been deployed for rescue operations. The ODRAF team from Balasore with boats has been deployed in Bhadrak district.

1350 quintal of rice sanctioned as relief for three days in 81 villages in Bhadrak district.

The Control Room is functioning round the clock and the situation is being kept under close surveillance.


In the Kashmir valley there have been light and intermittent showers. The river Jhelum is reported to be flowing 3-4 feet below the danger level.

In the Jammu region, the river Chenab at Akhnoor is reported to be flowing at 1029.8 feet as against the danger level of 1032.0 feet. The situation is reported to be under control.

The Chenab river in district Doda is flowing at 826.30 metres as against the danger level of 830 metres (3.70 metres below the danger level).


There are reports of heavy rainfall in three districts of Maharashtra namely, Nasik, Dhule and Nandurbar.

In other parts of Maharashtra the rainfall situation is normal.

It is reported that no river in Maharashtra is flowing above the warning level.


There has been moderate rainfall in some parts of Alwar, Churu, Ajmer and Chittorgah Districts.

The rainfall position in other parts of Rajasthan is largely normal.


Heavy rainfall has been reported in three districts of Assam namely., Barpeta, Dhemaji and Nagaon, in the last 24 hours.

Moderate rainfall has been reported in Dibrugah, Kamrup, Jorhat and Tinsukia.

Report of the Central Water Commission indicates that the Brahmaputra at Dibrugarh is flowing steady at 104.67 meters as against its danger level of 104.24 meters. There are no reports of any breach nor of embankments or inundation till now.

All other major rivers and their tributaries in Assam are flowing below the danger level.

IMD forecast for the next 24 hours is that the sky would be cloudy with one or two spells of rain/thundershowers in and around Guwahati.

All Deputy Commissioners have been asked to keep strict vigil over the situation.


Normal monsoon showers reported in the State of Bihar.

There are no reports of floods from any part of the State.


The rainfall position in various part of the State in West Bengal is

reported to be normal to moderate.

All the rivers in West Bengal are reported to be flowing below the danger level.


Heavy rainfall reported in Narnaul district. Many parts of the Narnaul town were water logged for the last two days. However, as on 30.6.2005, the situation has improved considerably, as 90 per cent of the water is reported to have drained/pumped out.

One person is reported to have died due to heavy rains in Narnaul town. The State Government is yet to confirm whether the death occurred due to flash floods or for any other reason.

Other districts of Haryana which are reported to have received heavy to moderate rainfall are Yamunagar and Hissar.


The rainfall situation is largely normal in the State of Chhattisgarh except in Bilaspur city which received 300 mm rainfall. The entire city is waterlogged and traffic movement has been hampered in the city.

It is reported that in the last two days the State has received about 70 per cent of the average rainfall for the month of June.

The Weather forecast indicates moderate to heavy rainfall in the State of Chhattisgarh in the next 48 hours.

All Rivers in Chhattisgarh are flowing below the danger level.


Light to moderate rainfall has been reported in 8 districts in Eastern Madhya Pradesh.

The heaviest rainfall reported in Jabalpur (77 mm) and Shahdol (43 mm).


The rainfall situation in the State is reported to be normal.

(Ashim Khurana)
Joint Secretary (DM)


1. Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister

2. Private Secretary to the Prime Minister

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

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

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