On Sunday, 21st August 2016, the Ganga River crossed the hazard mark in Malda district of West Bengal and also in Uttar Pradesh where Yamuna river is also in space. While heavy rainfall has formed a flood-like situation in some parts of Rajasthan where six person have died so far.
District Justice of Malda, Kanchan Chowdhury said that, “The rise in the water level of the river was due to the release of 10 lakh cusecs of water from the Sone dam in Uttar Pradesh.”
Many areas are badly affected such Kalichak Block number 3, Pardewanapur-Shobhapur gram panchayat and Birnagar gram panchayat.
Already two gram panchayat has been badly affected due to land erosion. Chowdhury said that half of the area in Paranupnagar village has already been eroded. He also said that roads had also been affected in the district due to the flooding.
The ADM said that, In Manikchak block around 10 villages have been affected.
Baran Collector S.P.Singh said that, “Three persons are stuck at an island in Parvati River. They had gone for fishing in the river but suddenly the water level in the river rose. Efforts are on to saving them.”
The state Irrigation department has warned the district administration to take all essential steps to meet the situation.
Heavy Rain Warning By Weather Department:
The India Weather Department in its latest update has alert of heavy rains in East and West Madhya Pradesh over the next 48 hours. This could mean increased flooding in key branches of the Ganga.
According to the weather department statement, “The districts which are seeing flood-like situation in Bihar included Patna, Vaishali, Buxar, Bhojpur, Saran, Begusarai, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Khagaria, Munger, Bhagalpur and Katihar”
Around 15,000 people are protected in 82 relief camps after being evacuated from flood affected areas. All camps have the services of medical team.
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