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India: South West Monsoon 2005 - Flood Situation Report 5 Jul 2005

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

As per IMD’s latest report, yesterday’s depression over northeast Madhya Pradesh and adjoining southeast Uttar Pradesh continues to persist without any appreciable movement and lay centered this morning close to Banda in Uttar Pradesh. It is expected to move slowly in a north-northwesterly direction. Under its influence widespread rainfall with scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall is still likely over west Madhya Pradesh during the next 24 hours. Rain belt may extend northwards to parts of Uttar Pradesh.

Rainfall over Gujarat has considerably reduced. Moderate rain is still likely over parts of Gujarat region during the next 24 hours.

MADHYA PRADESH

Four districts in Madhya Pradesh received heavy to very heavy rainfall during the last 24 hours. These districts are:- Narshingpur (231 mm), Jabalpur (171mm), Panchmadi (130 mm), Rainsen (115mm).

In Madhya Pradesh 9 districts are affected by flood and 3 districts have faced loss of lives and damage to property by heavy rainfall. The 9 Districts affected are (1) Rewa, (2) Satna, (3) Sagar, (4) Damoh, (5) Panna, (6) Katni, (7) Chhatarupur, (8) Narsinghpur and (9) Jabalpur. The 3 districts which are affected by heavy rainfall are Sidhi, Umaria and Shahdol.

The worst affected districts at present are Sagar, Damoh , Panna and Jabalpur where the people in marooned villages are waiting for rescue and evacuation from tree-tops, roof-tops and high-rise places. The details in regard to these four districts are as follows:

District
No. of Villages affected
No. of villages marooned
No. of Villages submerged
No. of Villages Evacuated.
PANNA
25
-
2
-
DAMOH
40
5
2
-
JABALPUR
35-40
5
-
-
SAGAR
30
10+1town:
GARHAKOTA
-
15-20

Number of marooned villages is 21 and villages affected by flood are about 205.

Total number of confirmed deaths due to flood and heavy rainfall is 23. The number may be much more after the information about the causalities in marooned villages is received.

The Administration has been able to evacuate more then 3000 people in district Kathi, Rewa, Satna, Sagar, Damoh, Panna, Chhatarpur etc.

The loss of cattle and damage to property is yet to be assessed since the road connections and railway connections at some places are totally cut-off.

The State Government has called in army for support which have already arrived in Panna, Katni, Sagar and Chhatarpur. 16 Army Boats have already been deployed.

One Air Force helicopter had reached Bhopal in the morning. 3 more helicopters were to reach Bhopal by 1300 hrs. which were to be sent to JABALPUR and SAGAR for deployment for rescue and relief operations.

The Malwa and Nimar divisions, consisting of Indore, Ujjain divisions and Khandwa and Khargone districts are not yet affected but there is prediction for heavy rainfall which may have an impact on the major dams located on the Chambal river and in the above regions.

In case of continuous rainfall, the Narmada may get flooded and all districts on its bank may get seriously affected.

On the request of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance has released to Madhya Pradesh, the first installment of Central share of Calamity Relief Fund (CRF) amounting to Rs. 95.34 crore for the year 2005-06.

GUJARAT

I. Rainfall situation :

a. Average rainfall of the State -- 863 mm

b. Cumulative average rainfall -- 619 mm out of 863 mm (69% of the average) as on 1600 hrs. on 04.07.2005

c. No rainfall recorded on 04th July from 08.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

d. Districts affected: 20

Saurashtra: 1. Amreli 2. Bhavnagar 3. Junagadh 4. Rajkot 5. Jamnagar 6. Surendranagar

South Gujarat: 7. Surat 8. Valsad 9. Navsari 10. Bharuch 11. Vadodara 12.The Dangs 13. Narmada

Central Gujarat: 14. Ahmedabad 15. Anand 16. Kheda, 17. Gandhinagar

North Gujarat: 18. Sabarkantha 19. Mehsana 20. Panchmahal.

e. No. of villages affected : 8000-10000

II. Rivers flowing at danger levels : None

III. Position of Dams :

1. Thole lake in Kadi- present water level -13.5 ft. against the danger level of 14.00 ft.

2. Pratap Pura (Vadodara) -- Water has been released to avert danger to the dam. .

IV. Status of water level in dams : 68

1. Dams on high alert : 42

2. Dams on alert : 12

3. Dams on warning level : 14

V. No. of Deaths reported : 132 (due to drowning, collapse of houses and lightning, etc.) 13 persons are reported to be missing.

VI. Population evacuated : 2.97 lakh : Vadodara (99022) Bharuch (42717),

Surat (33727), Navsari (33096), Anand (32694), Kheda (28941), Amreli (11525)

(4 to 5 lakh affected persons have been sheltered by community & NGOs)

VII. Effect on Power Supply

1. No. of Villages affected - 6526; No. of Towns affected -- 57

2. Power Supply restored -- 5999 villages and 56 towns

3. Power supply still disrupted -- 527 villages and 01 town

4. No. Feeders still affected : 149 out of 2343

5. No. of Distribution Transformers still affected 386 out of 1166

VIII . Road & Bridges

1. Traffic on Expressway and National Highways restored.

2. No. of State Roads still affected 113 out of 259

3. No. of Panchayats roads still affected 1015 out of 1550

4. No. of Bridges affected : one -- Raidi (Amreli) -- Restoration work is going on

(4690 skilled labourers and 87 JCBs, 363 dumpers/tractors are deployed for repair and restoration of roads)

IX. Effect on Water Supply:

(i) No. of regional water supply schemes affected: 394

(ii) No. of villages in which water supply is still affected: 2131 out of 5752

(iii) No. of towns in which water supply is still affected: 7 out of 32

X. Rescue & Relief :

1. 9 Army columns deployed

Army deployment (700 personnel & 56 boats)

Sr. No.
District
Personnel
Boats
1
Kheda
190 Army personnel
5 Coys. of CRPF
12 (With Army)
21 (With CRPF)
2
Vadodara
300
12
3
Anand
120
09
4
Ahmedabad
-
02

Total

56

i. Total Number of person rescued - 83

2. 11 helicopters provided by Air Force -- 6 in Ahmedabad, 5 in Vadodara for relief and rescue operations.

ii. Total No. of Sorties - 40

iii. Total food supply dropped - 61 MT


State Government has de-requisitioned 7 out of 11 helicopters today.

3. CRPF deployment:


iv. 750 CRPF personnel are deployed in Gujarat.

4. Health Measures:

No. of Medical Teams deployed: 639

Chlorination done (Tanks, Wells etc.): 4338

Chlorine tablets distributed: 8.67 lakh

ORS packets distributed: 3825

Bleaching powder distributed: 13.5 MT

(Vadodara: 10 MT; Anand & Nadiad: 3.5 MT)


Carcasses disposal

110 teams (consisting of 10 persons each) are engaged for the disposal of carcasses.

Disposal done as under:-


1. Anand:- 645

2. Vadodara:- 30

3. Kheda:- 400

4. Gandhinagar:- 177

5. Relief stocks: Food packets are being distributed to the people in the affected areas. Food packet preparation and distribution through local initiative has started on a massive scale. Community kitchens and Langars have also been opened by non-governmental organizations.


XII. Review Meeting taken by Home Secretary

Home Secretary reviewed the flood situation in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh with all concerned Ministries/Departments in the meeting held on 05th July, 2005 at 1230 hrs. The gist of discussions and action taken by the Government of India are at Annexure.

KARNATAKA

Heavy rainfall is reported in western ghats and coastal areas.

Small rivers namely Markanda, Hiranayakasi, Malaprabha and Doodh Ganga are flowing above the danger level and almost all the reservoirs are full.

There has been extensive damage to the crops and coconut plantations.

Five deaths have been reported in Belgaum district.

UTTAR PRADESH

Due to low pressure at Banda and South East Uttar Pradesh, moderate to heavy rainfall has been recorded in Banda and South East Uttar Pradesh.

The Ken river is flowing 6.9 meters above the danger level of 104 meters and there is still a rising trend. This has flooded many areas in Banda town and 10 hamlets in Banda district.

The river Betwa at Mohana is flowing at 116.8 mtrs. against warning level of 121.66 mtrs. and at the location Shajina the said river is flowing 92.7 mtrs. against warning level of 103.54 mtrs.

The river Gandak at Khadda is flowing at 95.24 mtrs. against warning level of 95 mtrs. The level of the water is rising.

A total rainfall of 25 mm has been recorded during the last 24 hours.

BIHAR

Light to moderate rains are reported in some parts of the State.

River Bagmati at Benibad is flowing at 47.70 mtrs. against the warning level of 47.68 mtrs. The water level is rising.

The river Sone at Koelwar is flowing at 54.97 mtrs. as against the warning level of 54.52 mtrs.

The river Koshi at Basua is flowing at 46.89 mtrs. as against the warning level of 46.75 mtrs.

The situation is under control and close watch.

ASSAM

Moderate to heavy rainfall has been reported.

River Brahmputra at Dibrugarh is flowing steadily at 104.71 mtrs against the danger level of 104.24 mtrs.

River Dhansiri at Numaligarh in Golaghat district is flowing at 77.63 mtrs. against the danger level of 77.42 mtrs.

The situation is under control and close watch.

HIMACHAL PRADESH

Moderate to heavy rainfall in Shimla, Sundarnagar and Bhunter (Kullu).

No river is flowing above the warning level.

JAMMU & KASHMIR

Intermittent rainfall has been reported.

The water level in River Jhelum and River Chenab is receding and flowing below the danger level.

The situation is under control.

RAJASTHAN

Moderate to heavy rainfall in Jhalawar district has been reported and in other parts of the State the rainfall is light to moderate.

There is no flood situation.

SIKKIM

Heavy rainfall has been reported in the State.

Minor landslides have resulted in road blockages. Action is being taken by the district administration to clear the road blockages.

The relief and rehabilitation activities are in progress.

UTTRANCHAL

Moderate to heavy rainfall in last 24 hours. .

Water levels in the rivers are below the danger level.

The situation is under control.

General :

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

( Ashim Khurana )
Joint Secretary (DM)
Tel.No.23092456/Fax.No.23093465
Mobile.9810093411
e.mail: jsdm@mha.nic.in

Distribution:

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

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

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

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

Copy to:-

1. PS to HM/PS to MOSI.

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


ANNEXURE

Gist of discussions of the meeting taken by Union Home Secretary on 5th July, 2005 at 1230 hours to review the flood situation in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and action taken by the Government of India.

Gujarat

i) The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare reported that the Supply Order has already been issued in respect of demand of the State Government for medicines and the same are being airlifted. The entire requirement of anti Malarial drugs like Chloroquine 150 mg. tablet, Primaquine, Quinine Sulphate, Quinine Sulphate Injectables are also being airlifted on 5th and 6th July, 2005 from various destinations. Of the additional demand of 4 crore chlorine tablets, 30.00 lakh tablets are being airlifted from Hyderabad on 5th July, 2005. Additional requirement of the State Government for bleaching powder (200 MT) is being mobilized and will be airlifted in the next 2-3 days. Indian Airlines was requested to provide airlifting facility for the medicines etc.

ii) In view of the situation in Gujarat improving gradually as the water levels have started receding in many places, the re-deployment and withdrawal of army columns with boats will be re-worked in consultation with the State Government.

(iii) As per IMD report rainfall over Gujarat has considerably reduced. However, moderate rains are still likely to occur over some parts of Gujarat region within next 24 hours.

(iv) There is sufficient supply of POL to meet the demands in the State and the retail outlets/filling stations in the districts of Anand, Kheda and Vadodara which are not working due to water logging are expected to become functional by the evening of today i.e. 5th July, 2005.

(v) 77 telephone exchanges were reported to be still non operational at 0900 hours on 5th July, 2005. Restoration work is in progress in these telephone exchanges and these are likely to made functional in the next 48 hours.

(vi) As per the latest report received from Zonal Railways, restoration work is in progress in all the affected sections. The restoration works are expected to be completed between Godra-Anand (BG) section and Dhasa-Rajoula (BG) section on 5th July, 2005, Surendernagar-Botad (BG) section on 6th July, 2005, Vadodra-Ahmedabad (BG) section on 7th July, 2005, Anand-Khambat (BG) section on 16th July, 2005 and Vasad-Kathana (BG) section on 18th July, 2005.

(vii) CRPF reported that 750 personnel are deployed in the State and are engaged in relief and rescue work, traffic regulation, repair to damaged roads etc.

(viii) Keeping in view the severity of the situation and requirements of funds by State Government for rescue of relief operations, the Government of India has released the first instalment of Central share of CRF amounting to Rs.92.25 crore for the year 2005-2006, to the Government of Gujarat.

(ix) The Ministry of Food reported that the demands of the State Government for additional quantity of rice and sugar has been examined and it is noted that these items are adequately available in the State under PDS. The State Government may lift their requirements from stocks available in the State and the payments could be adjusted from Calamity Relief Fund (CRF).

(x) The Home Secretary reiterated that the Ministry of Health and Department of Drinking Water Supply, have a crucial role in the post flood management. The water levels have started receding and risk of out break of water borne diseases and vector borne diseases would be very high in the affected areas. These Ministries/Departments should coordinate with the State Authorities and closely monitor the situation. It should be ensured that adequate quantity of medicines and disinfectants including anti-malarial drugs are made available to the State Government. Technical Teams from the Ministry of Health and Department of Drinking Water Supply including members from Central Ground Water Board may immediately be deputed to the State to make an assessment and to provide technical advice and necessary assistance.

(xi) The Department of Shipping informed that all sea ports in the State are operating normally. The traffic between sea ports and cities was, however, partially affected as some State/village roads are not fully operational.

Madhya Pradesh

(i) IMD reported that the depression over northeast Madhya Pradesh and adjoining southeast Uttar Pradesh continue to persists without any appreciable movement and lay centred in the morning of 5th July, 2005 close to Banda in Uttar Pradesh. It is expected to move slowly in a north-northwesterly direction which may bring widespread rainfall with scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall over west Madhya Pradesh during the next 24 hours. The rainfall may further extend northwards to parts of Uttar Pradesh.

(ii) The CWC reported that all flood monitoring sites in the State have been alerted. At all flood monitoring sites in the State of Madhya Pradesh, rivers are flowing below warning level. However, the trend of river flow recorded at Banda in Uttar Pradesh is still rising. It is 110 feet against the high flood level of 113.28 feet. The Government of Uttar Pradesh, therefore, may also be altered to keep watch on the situation.

(iii) National Highways No.7, 26, 75, 78, 86, 86-E passing through the State of Madhya Pradesh has been affected due to floods and traffic has been blocked at several places. Bridges in NH 26 (at 195 km), NH 86 (at 30 km) and NH 86-E (at 163 km) have also been affected. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways may get in touch with the State PWD and ensure restoration of traffic by repairs/diversions etc., as soon as water level recedes.

(iv) It was reported by Ministry of Railways that traffic in Bina-Katni (BG) section is suspended since 1400 hours of 4th July, 2005 as water is flowing 45 cm above rail level over Bermi river between Ghatera and Bandakpur stations and damage to OHE mast due to bank slips between Lidhora-Girwar station.

(v) Four Army columns with 15 boats are deployed in the flood affected districts of State. State Government has demanded deployment of 10 more army boats. Ministry of Defence indicated that they have adequate resources in and around Madhya Pradesh and the demand will be met quickly. One helicopter has already been deployed at Bhopal and additional three helicopters are being deployed on 5th July, 2005 one each at Bhopal, Jabalpur and Sagar.

(vi) The Department of Telecommunication reported that a number of telephone exchanges in the districts of Panna, Damoh, Sagar, Sidhi and Rewa have been affected in the floods. 2 telephone exchanges in Sidhi and 2 in Rewa have become non-operational as per reports received from field. HS desired that technical manpower and necessary equipment may be mobilized for undertaking repair and restoration work of the affected exchanges as soon as water levels recedes.

(vii) HS mentioned that the Ministry of Health, Department of Drinking Water Supply, Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways and other concerned Ministries should immediately establish contact with their counterparts in the State and work out requirements and assistance needs for restoration of services. Technical teams from the concerned Ministries/Departments may immediately be deputed to the State to make an assessment and to provide technical advice and necessary assistance.

4. It was decided that the situation in Madhya Pradesh will again be reviewed on 6th July, 2005 at 1230 hours in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

5. The meeting concluded with thanks to the Chair.