Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh visits Gujarat, assesses rescue work in flood-hit districts

New Delhi: Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh Saturday visited Gujarat to take stock of the situation in flood-hit areas and relief work.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

He was in the flood-affected areas of Bangaskantha and Patan districts and spoke to district officials, a ministry statement said.

The state government is engaged in round-the-clock rescue and relief operations as 18 districts and 800 villages have been affected by floods and heavy rains, the minister said.

He added that 22 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and 11 State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams are involved in relief and rescue operation.

Besides, nine teams of army personnel and 15 air force helicopters are deployed in the state.

Even BSF teams are engaged in the rescue operations. So far, 80,000 people have been rescued from the flood affected areas.

As many as 60,446 people took shelter in 90 relief camps set up by in the state and 15.50 lakh food packages have been distributed in the camps, the statement added.

Updated Date: Jul 29, 2017 20:13 PM

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