Taking lessons from the Pune landslide incident, the Maharashtra government has decided to provide financial aid to the private telecom companies for setting up mobile towers in the tribal and remote villages across the state for the effective communication during such natural calamities.
A "complete study" of Maharashtra would be conducted to identify villages prone to natural calamities in the aftermath of the landslide at Malin near Pune, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said.
Rain and marshy land mass created by mud continued to hamper movement of JCBs and other heavy equipment pressed into service to remove the landslide debris, officials said.
The United Nations and its partners are supporting the governments of India and Nepal in search-and-rescue operations and providing assistance to thousands of people displaced due to landslides
With the recovery of three more bodies from under the massive landslide debris at Malin village near Pune, the death toll in the calamity has climbed to 109, even as the NDRF operation to locate possible survivors entered the sixth day today amid intermittent showers.
The toll from the Pune landslide is now at 87, with bad weather and terrain proving obstacles for NDRF machinery.
A team of 400 NDRF personnel are searching for survivors and bodies in the landslide debris battling worsening weather
At least 100 more are missing, the search operation to find their bodies could take three to four days more.
The Pune landslide did not occur in an area prone to such occurrences. And the massive deforestation in the area was okayed by the government to clear plots along hillslopes for cultivation.
The death toll in the landslide at Malin village near here rose to 41 this morning even as rescue workers resumed operations, which were hampered during the night due to rains and poor visibility.
Rudra and his mother Pramila Lembhe, were rushed to a hospital where more joy was in store - they were reunited with Rudra's grandmother, who was rescued Wednesday night.
When persons holding high office enter a disaster zone, local partymen to join in to trample on the accident site, elbowing out those engaged in the mammoth rescue operation.
Over 200 people are believed to be trapped under a landslide that swept away over 50 houses and has already killed 25 people.
s many as 400 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel are engaged in rescue efforts at Malin village, the scene of the tragedy in Ambegaon taluka, some 120km from the district headquarters here in Western Maharashtra.
Officials said the death toll could go up. 14 injured survivors have also been pulled out of the rubble and admitted to a primary health centre nearby, sources at an emergency control room set up at Khed-Manchar told PTI.
At least five persons were killed and about 160 feared trapped after a landslide in Pune.