Over the final three days, the Pune and Konkan divisions in Maharashtra have witnessed torrential rains that triggered landslides and floods in some areas. The toll from rain-related incidents in the state has risen to 112 whereas 99 folks stay missing as of Saturday night, in accordance to a state authorities launch.
The state and central governments have introduced monetary help for the kin of the deceased. Meanwhile, the National Disaster Response Force has deployed its groups for rescue efforts in Maharashtra.
Here are all the highest developments thus far.
112 DEAD, 53 INJURED, 99 MISSING
A complete of 112 lives have been misplaced and a minimum of 53 folks have been injured in Maharashtra thus far in rain-related incidents. Of the deaths, 52 were reported in Raigad district alone between July 21 and 24.
Ratnagiri district reported 21 deaths due to the rains in the final three days, adopted by Satara (13), Thane (12), Kolhapur (7), Mumbai (4), Sindhudurg (2) and Pune (1).
Meanwhile, 99 folks stay missing in these areas, together with 53 in Raigad, 27 in Satara, 14 in Ratnagiri, three in Thane and one every in Sindhudurg and Kolhapur.
More than 3,000 cattle have additionally died on account of the rains, nearly all of these in Satara district.
1.35 LAKH PEOPLE EVACUATED
As many as 1,35,313 people have been shifted from flood-affected areas to safer locations. This contains 78,111 folks to western Maharashtra’s Sangli district and 40,882 to Kolhapur district.
In flood-hit cities similar to Chiplun, Khed and Mahad in Konkan, the administration is in the method of restoring water and electrical energy provide in addition to arranging meals and medicines for the residents.
“Schools in addition to some non-public properties are getting used as shelters in addition to major therapy centres for the injured,” a senior official said.
34 NDRF TEAMS DEPLOYED FOR RESCUE OPS
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 34 teams for rescue operations in the state’s coastal areas. An NDRF spokesperson said the teams have been deployed in affected areas of Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Satara, Sangli, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Pune and Nagpur after consultation with the state administration.
The NDRF teams have rescued about 1,800 stranded people and evacuated 87 people to safer places till now. They have, so far, retrieved 52 bodies from landslide sites. Searches for the missing persons are underway.
The NDRF teams have 47 personnel each and they are equipped with life-saving equipment, inflatable boats and tree and pole cutters. A 24×7 NDRF control room in Delhi is closely monitoring the situation in coordination with state authorities.
Apart from the NDRF, local administration teams and the Army are also engaged in rescue and relief work.
STATE AND CENTRAL GOVT ANNOUNCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar announced financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of each victim in rain-related incidents.
Meanwhile, the central government pledged Rs 2 lakh per family that has lost a member in the disaster.
PM @narendramodi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to a landslide in Raigad, Maharashtra. Rs. 50,000 would be given to the injured.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 23, 2021
The state authorities may also distribute ration kits together with rice, pulses and kerosene to all these dwelling in affected areas.
MHADA TO REBUILD LANDSLIDE-AFFECTED TALIYE VILLAGE
Maharashtra housing minister Jitendra Awhad on Saturday mentioned the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) would undertake and rebuild Taliye village in Raigad district. He mentioned MHADA will redevelop the devastated space right into a mannequin village with well-built properties, faculty, hospital and locations of worship.
On Thursday, a devastating landslide had struck the village in Raigad district. As many as 41 our bodies have been recovered thus far and several others are nonetheless missing, in accordance to officers.
CM THACKERAY VISITS TALIYE VILLAGE
On Saturday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited Taliye village in Raigad district.
He mentioned that villagers could be absolutely compensated and rehabilitated by the federal government. “You will be taken care of. Don’t worry,” Thackeray advised the villagers throughout his go to.
“You have faced a major tragedy. Hence, right now, you just need to take care of yourself. Leave the rest to the Government. We will ensure that everyone is rehabilitated and compensated for their losses”, assured CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray to the folks of Taliye Village. pic.twitter.com/FzxAYQld4n
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) July 24, 2021
Speaking to reporters, the chief minister mentioned, “”People living on hill slopes and hilly areas would be shifted and relocated. A plan would be made to permanently shift small settlements from such places.”
“Flooding is witnessed in Western Maharashtra during monsoon due to rise in water level of rivers. Hence, a policy would be formulated for the management of water in this region,'” the chief minister added.
TOLL IN SATARA DISTRICT CLIMBS TO 22
At least 22 folks have died thus far in rain-related incidents and the three landslides that occurred in Satara district of Maharashtra. Twenty others are missing.
As many as 379 villages in this district in western Maharashtra had been affected due to heavy rains. Over 5,000 folks have been shifted to safer locations.
Three groups of NDRF are presently deployed in the district. The district administration has demanded the deployment of extra groups.
IAF PROVIDES ASSISTANCE
On Saturday, the Indian Air Force airlifted 10T load and 100 personnel from Kolkata to Pune, and 20T load together with 92 NDRF personnel from Vadodara to Kohlapur utilizing its plane for reduction efforts.
Additionally, two Mi-17 helicopters had been utilised for aeriel recce of the affected aresa and for de-induction of an NDRF staff from Ratnagiri to Mumbai.
Another Mi-17 was utilised for survey of the affected areas by the chief minister, chief secretary and different officers. The IAF additionally ensured that further plane had been accessible for deployment every time required.
FORECAST FOR SUNDAY
The India Meteorology Department (IMD) on Saturday mentioned that rainfall depth alongside the west coast is predicted to lower over the subsequent 24 hours.
Officials mentioned that the Krishna river in Sangli and Panchganga in Kolhapur are flooded, even because the rains have subsided.
The Maharashtra authorities is coordinating with the neighbouring Karnataka to guarantee well timed launch of water from Almatti dam in order to ease the floods in the Kolhapur district.
(With inputs from Manjeet Singh Negi, Kamlesh Sutar, Jitendra and PTI)