According to the State Disaster Control Room, so far 60 bodies have been pulled out of the debris due to landslides at three places in Raigad due to torrential rains. At the same time, 41 deaths have occurred in Satara, 21 in Ratnagiri, 12 in Thane, 7 in Kolhapur, two each in Sindhudurg and Pune and 4 in Mumbai.
The flood situation in Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur and Sindhudurg is under control. The floods in Sangli killed 17,300 poultry while 3248 domestic animals also died in the state. Maximum 3041 animals have died in Satara.
Locals stopped CM’s convoy
The local people stopped the convoy of CM Thackeray who came to visit Chiplun and appealed for immediate help. He interacted with the residents, businessmen and shopkeepers of the town and promised them all possible help from the government to bring back normalcy in the area.
They will also need central assistance for long-term relief work of the problems, he said. He will visit eastern Maharashtra on Monday and a comprehensive assessment of the damage will be prepared.
He said that in view of natural calamities, a separate force would be constituted in every district of the state on the lines of NDRF and the State Disaster Response Force would be strengthened. Along with this, a flood management system will also be created. He directed the local administration to provide food, water and medicine to the affected people.
won’t celebrate my birthday
Thackeray said he would not celebrate his birthday on July 27 as a large number of people lost their lives due to heavy rains in the state. At the same time, he appealed to the people not to put up posters or hoardings and not to come to meet them.
He said that in view of the corona epidemic, no public program should be done on his birthday. He also urged people to donate to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Victims said, no one came to see
A woman told Thackeray that we have lost everything in the floods. No one came to inspect the spot for the last three days. With the water level receding, we are clearing debris from our homes and shops.
If the officials come later and get everything clear, will they compensate us? Had he been warned in advance, he could have saved 50 per cent of his belongings. A shopkeeper said that here we all have lost everything. We can only save our lives and nothing else.
Union ministers Rane, Fadnavis visited the most affected village
Union MSME Minister Narayan Rane visited Taliya village in Raigad. The maximum damage was caused by a massive landslide here on Thursday. He said that PM Narendra Modi has asked him to submit a report on the damage caused by the rains.
He said that after taking suggestions from the local residents, the damaged houses would be reconstructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Rane was accompanied by former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Pravin Darekar.
2.29 lakh people were evacuated, 875 villages affected
It has been told by the government that a total of 875 villages in Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara and Pune have been affected by the rains, floods. 2.29 lakh people have been shifted to safer places from the affected districts. Around 2000 people have been accommodated in six relief camps in Ratnagiri.
Central War Room created for coordination between the three armies in relief operations
The Department of Military Affairs has set up a Central War Room for close coordination between the Army, Navy and Air Force for flood relief operations in Maharashtra. On the request of the General Administration, the Southern Command of the Army has deployed 15 relief and rescue teams to assist the local administration. These teams are working in Sangli, Palus, Burli and Chiplun.
34 teams of NDRF deployed
NDRF Director General SN Pradhan said on Sunday that 150 teams have been deployed for relief and rescue work in the situation arising out of floods and landslides across the country. Of these, 34 teams have been deployed in Maharashtra alone. Apart from this, 8 are working in Telangana, 7 in Karnataka.
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