rajasthan-flood

Large pockets of South Rajasthan have been lashed heavy rainfall in the area, resulting in distress and discomfort for the locals.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has personally taken up the charge of providing relief to rain-stricken areas.

Role of Disaster Management Agencies

A slew of different agencies including the state disaster relief force, the local district administration headed by collectors, relief department and the Army. CM Raje has closely monitored the relief works carried out by different agencies in connection with disaster reliefs.

Officials to hold camps

Raje has also directed district officials to supervise the situation and rescue the locals. CM Raje directed officials to provide aid to all affected locals.

Ministers in charge of four districts: Jalore, Sirohi, Pali and Barmer have been designated the task of organising camps at Jodhpur and other affected areas.

The state administration has seen massive rains at the south-western pockets of Rajasthan. Pali district has been lashed with generous overflowing from rivers like Jawai, Sukri, Khari in the region.

Air Force deployed at Pali

The Air Force and the Army have been requested to rescue operations of the locals. Agencies like the State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) has been deployed in the affected areas.

On Monday, the state administration contacted the air force for rescue operations in the affected areas. It also directed IAF helicopters to depart for rescuing the stranded passengers. The Army personnel from the Battle Axe Division of Indian Army rescued 31 people.

The focus area of operations of the IAF were the villages in Jalore and Pali districts. Additional columns of Army have also been sent to Sanchore.

“Despite bad weather, the crew have been brave. They have been finding every opportunity to rescue the stranded people,” officials said.

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