India: South West Monsoon 2005 - Flood Situation Report 9 Jul 2005

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


Morning's (8th July, 2005) upper air cyclonic circulation extending upto 4.5 Km above sea level over northwest Rajasthan and neighbourhood persist. This has caused further reduction in the rainfall activity over northwest India and western Himalayan region. However, rainfall is still likely at a few places over western Himalayas particularly over Jammu & Kashmir during next 24 hours. Isolated showers are also likely over Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

The cyclonic circulation over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal may enhance the monsoon activity over parts of east-central and adjoining peninsular India during next 2-3 days.

Central Water Commission

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC):

(1) River Brahmaputra at Dibrugarh (Assam) is flowing at 104.67 meters against its danger level 104.24 meter with a steady trend.

(2) River Dhansiri (South) at Golaghat is flowing at 77.42 meters which is also the danger level with a steady trend.

(3) River Ken at Banda (Uttar Pradesh) is flowing at 105.90 meters against the danger level 104.00 meters with a falling trend.

(4) River Katakhal at Hailakandi (Assam) is flowing at 20.96 meters against the danger level of 20.27 meters with a falling trend.

(5) River Ganga at Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) is flowing at 58.07 meters against its danger level of 57.62 meters with a rising trend.


1. Present position:

Flood water have receded in many areas and are receding all around.

Situation has improved substantially in all the districts.

Situation in Damoh district has marginally improved but continues to be difficult in Panna district as 25-30 villages are still marooned.

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

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.

4. Roads:

Road has been opened up by temporary restoration work on the bridge on NH-26 near Sagar. One link in NH-75 is still to be restored.

Many road links continue to be disrupted in Damoh and Panna districts.

State PWD and NHAI are 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 :

Rescue of marooned people in Panna and Damoh districts remains a priority.

Relief materials air dropped in Sagar , Damoh and Panna districts.

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 related diseases.

Medical camps have been set up in Rewa and Satna.

Essential medicines being air dropped in the areas still cut off.

8. Army assistance:

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

9. Air Force assistance:

3 helicopters deployed for relief and rescue operations in Damoh and Panna districts. Air dropping of food packets and medicines in 25 to 30 villages, which are still marooned is continuing. The helicopters are needed for next two to three days.

10. Damage assessment:

State Government would be able to make an assessment of damage only when the flood waters fully recede and all the areas become accessible.

11. Requirements:

3 Helicopters deployed in relief operations would be required to continue for next 2-3 days.

NHAI to provide additional funds for repairs of National Highways affected in the floods.


Light to moderate rainfall has been reported.

All rivers are flowing below their danger level.

Water levels in Satluj, Beas, Ravi and other tributaries are receding. Water level of Satluj at Jhakri is below the warning level.

Number and names of districts affected:- 6 out of 12:

(1) Shimla, (2) Kinnaur, (3) Mandi, (4) Kullu, (5) Bilaspur and (6) Solan

Number of villages affected 150

Sl No.
Extent of damage during last 24 hours
Extent of Damage since June
1. Population affected
2. Human lives lost
3. Crop area affected
10, 564 hect
10,644 hect
4. Number of houses damaged

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).

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. People stranded between these portions, including the Director General and probationers of IA&AS Academy, Shimla are safe at Chotta Dara, where there is a PWD Rest House and a few Dhabas. Rescue sortie to Lahaul has been sent today, the 9th July, 2005.

Chandigarh-Manali road between Kullu & Manali is not yet open and traffic is being diverted from the link road and hence connectivity to Manali is there.

Helicopter sorties to Kinnaur are operating.

The main concerns are :

Transportation of 17,000 tonnes of Peas and 14.25 lakhs boxes of apple from the inaccessible areas.

Repair of roads and bridges.

Evacuations of about 240 stranded people at various points on Manali- Leh road

02 Air Force and 01 BSF helicopter are engaged in evacuation of stranded person, airlifting of peas and other relief related works.

Border Road Organization has been requested to prepare a work plan and expedite the repair work of affected roads and bridges.

Second installment of Central share of Calamity Relief Fund (CRF) amounting to Rs.37.76 crore for the year 2005-06 has been released on 8th July, 2005 for carrying out the rescue and relief operations in areas affected by heavy floods. With this the entire Central share of CRF amounting to Rs.75.52 crore for the current year has been released.


There was moderate to heavy rainfall in Anantnag and Pulwama areas.

Water level in river Jhelum is receding. It is flowing:-

- at Ashim at 14.2 feet as against danger level of 14 feet

- at Srinagar town 16.5 feet as against danger level of 17 feet

- at Sangam at 19 feet as against danger level of 21 feet

River Sindh is flowing below its danger level at Ganderbal

Water levels in all rivers in Jammu Division are receding.

Jammu-Srinagar NH was blocked due to landslides between Batote and Ramban has been cleared of landslides and restored for traffic.

Road links between Doda-Batote, Doda-Kishtwar and Doda-Bhaderwah are closed due to landslides.

About 200 people stranded in R.S. Pura, Ujh river in Kathua and Tawi at Jammu have since been rescued by Army to safer places.

Shri Amarnath Yatra which was suspended on July 8 has been resumed today, the 9th July, 2005.

MoD has been informed to contact the Chief Secretary for extending necessary assistance if required.


The flood situation in Gujarat has improved considerably.

Rainfall situation :

a. Average rainfall of the State -- 863 mm

b. Cumulative average rainfall -- 625 mm out of 863 mm (69% of the average)

c. No. of affected districts : 20 out of 25

d. No. of villages affected : 8000-10000

Rivers flowing at danger levels : Nil

Status of water level in dam: 69

No. of dams in high alert -- 39

No. of dams on alert -- 16

No. of dams on warning level -- 14

No. of Deaths reported : 202 (due to drowning, collapse of houses and lightning, etc.) 11 persons are reported missing.

Population evacuated : 2.98 lakh :

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

With the situation limping back to normalcy, evacuated people have started returning to their homes.

Effect on Power Supply

Power supply has been restored in most of the affected areas.

Roads and Bridges:

1. Traffic on Expressway and National Highways restored.

2. Only 20 State Roads and 95 Panchayats roads are still affected. Efforts are on the restore these roads.

3. No. of Bridges affected: 1 -- Raidi (Amreli) -- Restoration work is going on.


1. Air Traffic is operating normally.

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

Water Supply:

Water supply has been restored in all the affected towns. Work is on to restore water supply only in 64 affected villages.

240 samples were collected and tested in laboratory to verify water quality/chlorine residue in 2272 villages.

In those villages where regular water supply could not be restored, 184 road tankers have been deployed and safe water is being provided.

Health Measures:

i. Number of Medical Teams deployed : 1239

ii. Number of Medical Officers deployed : 509

iii. Number of Para-Medical assistants deployed: 2913

iv. Chlorination done -- tanks, wells etc. -- 38405

v. Chlorine tablets distributed : 66.73 lakh

vi. ORS packet distributed : 61,865

vii. Bleaching powder distributed : 14, 339 Kg.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is monitoring the situation and 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 supplied shortly.

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

Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) have supplied 3000 family kits in the affected districts.

Carcasses disposal:

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

Relief stocks:

Food packets preparation and distribution 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 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 assistance and ex-gratia payment for deceased persons, to the affected families.

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


Amount paid ( Lakh)
Cash doles
7,00,447 persons
Household kits
59,202 families

The Government of India have released Rs. 500 crore to the Government of Gujarat as grant under National Calamity Contingency Fund (NCCF) on 8th July, 2005, as was announced by the Hon'ble Home Minister during his visit to Gujarat.

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 Ken at Banda is flowing at 105.90 meters against the danger level of 104 meters with a falling trend.

Banda-Hamipur road is closed and is likely to be opened within a day or two.

Yamuna river at Chilla Ghat is flowing at 99.61 meters as against danger level of 100.00 meters with a falling trend. This river is flowing at 230.01 meters at Muzaffar Nagar as against the warning level of 230.00 meters and danger level of 230.85 meters with a receding trend.

The river Ganga at Gazipur is flowing marginally below the danger level and at Ballia marginally above the danger level with a rising trend at both these places.

Out of 57 marooned villages water has now receded from about 30-35 villages. Position in the remaining villages is also improving.

2 human lives have been lost and 14 persons are reported to be missing.

45 relief camps are in operation. 1 Army column deputed for relief operations has been de-requisitioned by the State Government.


There was no significant rainfall in the State.

All the rivers are flowing below danger level.


Rainfall in the State of Assam was low to moderate in the last 24 hours.

There is no flood in the State except in some parts of the districts of Karimganj where rivers Longai and Singla both originating in the hills of Mizoram had caused flash floods since 8th July, 2005 (due to heavy rains in Mizoram). Due to this flash flood, 1400 hectares of land area in 22 villages of Karimganj District have been affected.

The Embankments of Longai river are breached at two places while one breach has been reported on the embankment of river Singla.


Due to heavy rains in Rohtak district, one person has lost his life and some houses have been damaged. Survey of assessment of damage is being conducted.


There has been very little rainfall in the State.

The water level of river Kosi at Basua and of river Ganga at Buxar, Patna and Pahalgoan are close to the danger level with a rising trend at all these places.


There are reports of landslides at Wok in South Sikkim, Yoksom in West Sikkim and Namok in North Sikkim. Roads are blocked and clearance is being done by PWD.

There is no report of any loss to human life.

State control room is monitoring the situation.


The river Yamuna is flowing at 204.58 meters as against the warning level of 204 m and danger level of 204.83 m.

The Government of NCT has been informed through an advisory to keep in constant touch with the Central Water Commission for an update on water level in the river Yamuna.

General :

The situation in the States/UTs of: (1) Andhra Pradesh, (2) Arunachal Pradesh, (3) Jharkhand (3) Chattisgarh, (4) Goa, (5) Maharashtra, (6) Manipur, (7) Meghalaya, (8) Mizoram, (9) Nagaland, (10) Punjab, (11) Tamil Nadu, (12) Tripura, (13) Karnataka, (14) Orissa, (15) Rajasthan (16) West Bengal (15) Andaman & Nicobar Islands, (16) Chandigarh, (17) Daman & Diu (18) Dadra Nagar Haveli ( 20) Pondicherry and (19) 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 (DM)/Director (PR)/DS (NDM.I)/IOC, MHA/Master Folder.