Ministry of Home Affairs
Disaster Management Division
(National Emergency Response Centre)
6. REVIEW OF FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY BY MHA
On the direction of Hon’ble Home Minister, Minister of State (Home) took a meeting on 09.08.2019 to review and take stock of the flood situation of affected state and rescue and relief operations being carried out by NDRF, Army, Air Force, Navy and ICG.
➢ Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah undertook an aerial survey of flood affected areas of Belgavi district of Karnataka and Sangli& Kolhapur of Maharashtra on 11.08.2019.He was accompanied by the CM, Karnataka, Shri B.S. Yediyurappa, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Shri Prahlad Joshi, Minister of State for Railways, Shri Suresh Angadi, Member of Parliament, Shri PrabhakarKore, Local MLA, MLC and officers of the State Government.Thereafter, the Home Minister held a meeting at the Belagavi Airport to review the flood situation in the Karnataka State. A presentation was made by the state government officers depicting the extent of damage and the rescue measures taken, including the NDRF teams deployed.
7. REVIEW OF FLOOD SITUATION BY NATIONAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (NCMC)
Review meeting of NCMC on 08.08.2019
NCMC chaired by Cabinet Secretary on 08.08.2019 took stock of the flood situation, preparedness, rescue and relief operations and directed that immediate assistance, as sought by the states, be provided to meet the crisis. Senior officials of the Ministries of Home, Defence, Water Resources as well as those from NDRF, NDMA and Central Water Commission attended the meeting. Chief Secretaries and other senior officers from the State Governments participated in the meeting through Video Conference. As decided in the meeting, following actions have been taken:
Additional resources from NDRF, Army, Navy, Air Force and Indian Coast Guard in affected state as per the requirement of States concerned.
Fund from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) has been released.
MHA has issued letter to DFS and M/o Agriculture to undertake work relating to crop insurance claims.
Review meeting of NCMC on 20.08.2019
NCMC meeting chaired by Cabinet Secretary held on 20.08.2019reviewed the prevailing flood situation in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Delhi and took stock of the flood situation, preparedness, and rescue & relief operations and directed that immediate assistance, as sought by the states, be provided to meet the crisis. It was also directed to make available necessary financial assistance from the State Disaster Response Fund to the affected states.
Review meeting of NCMC on 15.09.2019
NCMC chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, on 15.09.2019took stock of the flood situation, preparedness, rescue and relief operations in the State of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Cabinet Secretary directed that immediate assistance, as sought by the States, be provided to meet the crisis. Action to evacuate and rescue people and livestock has been taken by the states and no loss of life has been reported. Adequate teams of the NDRF and Army have also been deployed and are engaged in rescue work.
Review meeting of NCMC on 01.10.2019
A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), chaired by the Cabinet Secretary was held on 01.10.2019 to review the prevailing flood situation in the state of Bihar due to extremely heavy rainfall in the state, alongwith high levels of water in the rivers, there has been flooding in 16 districts.
Essential supplies of food and drinking water are being supplied by the state government and current efforts are towards restoration of electricity in flood affected areas. While, teams from Central Ministries have already carried out assessment of damages in the state, a fresh visit would be made by them to take stock of the current situation.
Cabinet Secretary took stock of the current situation, preparedness, rescue and relief operations and directed that all assistance, as sought by the state, be provided to meet the crisis.
8. CONSTITUTION OF INTER MINISTERIAL CENTRAL TEAMS.
In the High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Home Minister in its meeting held on 19.08.2019 reviewed the existing practice of deputing IMCT after the receipt of Memorandum from the State in the wake of any severe calamity.
During the meeting it was decided that IMCT will henceforth be constituted immediately in the aftermath of any natural calamity of sever nature, which will visit the affected areas in the State so as to have first hand assessment of damages caused and the relief work carried out by the State administration. IMCT will again visit the State after submission of the Memorandum for detailed assessment of the damages and relief operations conducted for making final recommendations for allocation of additional funds.
Accordingly, Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted Inter Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) for thirteen States affected by flood viz. Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Kerala to have first hand on-the-spot assessment of damages caused and relief work carried out by the State administration.
IMCT for state of Assam, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh,
Bihar, Rajasthan, Meghalaya, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Punjab has carried out the spot assessment of the damages of affected states.