Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday visited the flood-affected villages of Maharajganj and Gorakhpur districts and distributed relief materials to the floods victims.
He also conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas. CM Yogi said that the administration has been instructed to distribute relief materials to the flood-affected families on a war footing so that no one suffers.
“For the first time in October, we all have to face the tragedy of untimely floods. Facing the challenge of disaster firmly, the double engine government of the Centre and the state is engaged in the service of the people,” Yogi said. He also met flood-affected victims in Maharajganj and Sahjanwa and distributed flood-relief material among them.
Earlier on Wednesday, CM reviewed the situation arising out of incessant rainfall in the state in the last few days. The Chief Minister has directed the Group of Ministers to immediately visit the districts under their charge and extend their cooperation in relief and rescue works to the flood-affected parts of the state.
He also chaired a high level meeting in which instructions were issued to expedite the relief and rehabilitation work in all the districts affected by heavy rains. CM Yogi also ordered to keep the District Control Room functional 24×7 under the leadership of Joint Magistrate level officers.
Giving instructions to ensure the safety of livestock in the flood-affected areas, the Chief Minister said that adequate arrangements for animal feed should be made in these areas.
More than 200 villages have been affected by the flood so far affecting thousands of people. The name of the affected villages includes Jagtapur, Panditpurva, Jhovahna, Kalandarpur, Gangapur, Kodari, Lalpur, Phagunia, Jogiya Kalan, Lal Nagar, Durgapur, and Sherpur.
Population of about 25 lakhs has been affected by floods in more than 1500 villages of 15 districts across the state. The Chief Minister has instructed to deploy teams of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF), and PAC as per the need for relief and rescue work in all these flood-affected areas.
River Rapti and Saryu (Ghagra) are flowing above the danger mark. The Chief Minister has given instructions for continuous monitoring of the water level of rivers.