India’s Madhya Pradesh has been deeply affected by the monsoon which left 202 dead and 32 people seriously injured due to rain and flood, said the state government in a statement. The monsoon also caused 631 animals along with cattle to die.
The rain-related problem partially damaged 9816 houses and also triggered the total collapse of 231 houses. The government has announced to release a relief fund worth Rs. 4 lakh for the family of the deceased. Later, a detailed proposal will be sent to the center for compensation.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) along with the local authorities executed the rescue operations to save the lives of over 8,500 people who have been shifted to temporary relief camps and shelters.
Madhya Pradesh Revenue Minister Govind Singh said, “Six to eight lakh hectares of land have been affected by the rain and flood, but the actual loss of the crops can only be ascertained after the reports of the ongoing crop damage assessment survey are submitted by various districts to the state government. Based on the damage assessment through the report, the crop damage will be compensated.”
“The state government has sanctioned Rs. 6,000 crore for flood and rain relief hit people and if need arises more funds will be sanctioned. Out of this around Rs. 50 crores has already been released among the affected people and work is underway to render financial assistance to more affected people,” he added.
To release the excess water, gates of 21 out of the 28 dams in the state have been opened as most of the rivers are overflowing. On Thursday, the Met Department issued new orange and red alerts of heavy and very heavy rains for the next 24 hours.
Indore, Hoshangabad, Sagar, Vidisha, Dewas and several other regions of Madhya States have been issued a red alert for heavy rain. Two months ago, two frogs were married by local people for ushering rain on dry land and now to end the destructive spell of rain the frogs were divorced.