Rajasthan Floods: Army rescues pregnant women, a mother with infant

Rajasthan Floods: Army rescues pregnant women, a mother with infant

Rajasthan Floods: Army rescues pregnant women, a mother with infant

As a part of the ongoing rescue measures taking place in flood affected areas of Rajasthan, the army has evacuated two pregnant women and a mother with a two-month-old baby from flood-hit Shivpura in Kota.

Defense Spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Ojha told DH, "In addition to other relief and rescue work army evacuated three ladies, two of them pregnant and one with two months old baby from Shivpura village Sanchor. As of now, Army has evacuated 880 people from flood affected areas of the state."





On Monday Lt General P S Rajeshwar, GOC of Konark Corps, which handling the relief and rescue work in flood affected areas of Rajasthan reviewed the progress of ongoing operations in flood affected districts. He also interacted with State and District administration officials at Bhainswara, Ahore, District Jalore. Veterinarians of state government as well as of the Indian Army have been deployed to take care of bovines hit by rain water.

The state has been badly affected by floods as heavy rainfall continued, and the situation worsened after three dams started releasing water on Thursday. According to the official figures, more than 70,000 cusecs of water was released from the Jawai dam on Friday evening which flooded many parts of Jalore, Sirohi Pali, Barmer and neighbouring areas.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also conducted an aerial survey of Jalore district and asked officials in districts hit by torrential rains to make a report of losses. While speaking to the media she assured that state government will find out ways to utilise water through ponds and other water storage techniques to avoid such a situation.

She told reporters in Jalore, "District collectors have been asked to submit the report of losses incurred due to torrential rain which will be sent to the Centre. We will work to find a permanent solution to this problem so that such a situation can be tackled,” In Jalore around 100 Grid Sub-Stations (GSS) were down due to torrential rains. Out of the 100, 88 have been repaired whereas in Sirohi, of the 30 GSS, 25 have been repaired.

Teams of district administration, NDRF, SDRF, Army, health department, CRPF and volunteers are on their toes to carry out rescue operations and normalise life in heavy rainfall affected areas.

In remote villages of Jalore and Pali, flood water levels have been touching around 5-8 feet for the past four days making the rescue operation difficult. So far, the Indian Army has rescued around 900 people from different parts of Rajasthan. Since July 23, 17 people have lost their lives in the state.

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