State govt. plans a protection wall in five districts to tackle coastal flood crisis

As per reports, the proposed wall of 171 km has been planned Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts. Detailed discussion will be held regarding the same at the next cabinet meeting.

State govt. plans a protection wall in five districts to tackle coastal flood crisis

The state government of Maharashtra is working towards taking necessary measures and decision to tackle the floods which hit the state recently due to torrential rainfall. In order to ensure safety of the citizens, the government has decided to protect villages that are at risk of sea water, and to tackle the crisis, officials have planned to construct a protection wall which will help avoid such crisis.

Information received regarding the same mentioned that the proposed wall will be 171k, long and will also save the farm lands from sea water. This will have to be constructed across many parts of the five districts and a fund of around INR 1,600 crore is expected to be approved for the same. 

As of now, the protective wall has been planned in Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Thane and Palghar. Detailed discussion regarding the same will be held at the next cabinet meting where a decision is likely to be taken. 

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Meawhile, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray recently visited the flood-hit areas for three days in a row. Reports reveal that the torrential rainfall over the last few days have caused severe damages across many parts of the state. Further, over 50 people have been killed in a landslide in Taliye village in Raigad district. Tragic accidents were also reported in Chiplun and Satara. 

As planned, CM visited Raigad and Chiplun to review the situation, post which he visited Satara on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. However, the helicopter could not land due to the heavy rainfall and he had to return to Pune and then to Mumbai. He also held an emergency review meeting which was attended by Chief Secretary of the State Emergency Department officials and Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte. 

He also  directed the departments to take action on a war footing to provide sanitation and health facilities as this will help prevent the spread of diseases in the flood-hit areas. Officials have been told to
Repair Electricity, Water Supply And Roads  Immediately

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar held a meeting with officials to review the flood-related matters and take necessary decisions. Officials were instructed to investigate the crisis and understand the damages caused to the farms, trade and families. Assistance was offered to the victims affected by the floods and Minister Pawar assured the citizens that the state will do the best to take care of the people in the respective districts. 

Also Read: CM Uddhav Thackeray discusses flood situation with PM Modi

On the other hand, the Centre also approved INR 700 crore aid for farmers who were affected by the floods last year. Information regarding this was shared by India's Agriculture Minister, Narayan Singh Tomar, who confirmed that a detailed report was submitted by the state government, and was thoroughly reviewed by the officials, basis which the funds were sanctioned.

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