Over ten thousand people have been rescued from flood-affected parts of the country, including Assam and Bihar, the NDRF today said. Fourty-four self-contained flood rescue teams of NDRF have been pre-positioned to assist the respective state administrations in relief work. 12 flood rescue teams are engaged in rescue work in Assam.
NDRF also established medical camps at various areas of Assam and Bihar and provided medical care to 1,233 persons. A control room of the force is also monitoring the flood situation in the country.
The flood situation in Assam remained critical with three more persons perishing, taking the toll to 29 in the current deluge even as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made an aerial survey on Saturday of the affected areas.
“I did not imagine that the situation is so grave. I have spoken to the Chief Minister and his officials. The state government currently has Rs 620 crore under SDRF. I have asked them to spend it without any hesitation. If more fund is needed, we are there and we will help in every possible way.” Rajnath Singh told a press conference after making an aerial view of flood-hit areas.
Aound 36-37 lakh people across 28 districts have been affected by the floods.