CM Uddhav Thackeray discusses flood situation with PM Modi

The discussion was held in the evening on July 22, 2021, where CM shared information about the rescue operation planned by the state government to help the people affected with the floods reported due to heavy rains across districts in Maharashtra.

CM Uddhav Thackeray discusses flood situation with PM Modi
Several districts across Maharashtra have experienced heavy rainfall in the last few days. Many distrcits reported serious flood-like situations and matters regarding the same were discussed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in the evening on Thursday, July 22, 2021. 

CM informed the PM Modi about the rescue operation that is being carried out by the state government and the measures taken to help the citizens, to which PM assured that the central government will do its best to help the state in rescue and relief work.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), floods have been reported in Raigad, Ratnagiri, Palghar and Thane districts of the Konkan region. Also, many rivers in Raigad, Thane, Ratnagiri and Kolhapur districts are flowing at dangerous levels. Naval and army units have now come to the rescue in the flood-hit Ratnagiri and Raigad districts, and CM has been constantly receiving updates from the districts. 

The state has deployed NDRF, Coast Guard, Navy and Army units in the flood-hit areas. The Disaster Management Department has informed that immediate measures are being taken to help and rescue people affected with the floods. Furthermore, the teams are working towards managing the crisis in flood-hit areas like Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur districts. 

To efficiently conduct the relief and rescue operations, the government has asked the officials to seek support using the Indian Air Force helicopters. Two units of NDRF are deployed in Kolhapur distric where heavy rains have been reported in the last few days, which has filled the rivers in the district upto the warning level. Out of the two NDRF teams, one has reached Shirol taluka and the other has reached Karveer taluka. Meanwhile, two squads of 25 personnel each are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment like IRB boat, diver set, life jacket, rescue rope etc.

Several parts of Mumbai were also affected due to the heavy rainfall over the last weekend. Two walls collapsed in Mumbai's Chembur and Vikhroli areas claiming more than 30 lives. Several were injured due to the incident and were rushed to the hospitals for treatment. Understanding the crisis, both PM and CM expressed grief and extended support. Relief packages were announced for the kin of the deceased and those who were injured in the incident. 
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