Flood in Uttarakhand. There are only a few more days left in October and months have passed since the monsoon. But it is unseasonal rain that is not taking the name of going. Many states of the country are facing the pain of this unseasonal rain and the condition of Uttarakhand and Kerala is worst.
In Uttarakhand, the situation has worsened due to rain for the last three days. Landslide incidents have also occurred due to heavy rains in many areas. So far 40 people have died due to floods and rains. In this, a maximum of 25 deaths has occurred in Nainital.
Tourists from many states stranded
The roads have been flooded due to heavy rains. In many areas, bridges have been broken due to the flow of the river. Due to this local people and tourists are stranded. Airforce has been deployed to evacuate people. State Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and took stock of the situation.
Outcry due to heavy rain in Nainital
Due to heavy rains and landslides, traffic on three roads leading to Nainital has come to a complete standstill, due to which this tourist destination has lost its connectivity with the rest of the state. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said in Dehradun that many people are feared trapped under the debris after the cloudburst and landslides. Dhami assured that three army helicopters would arrive soon to assist in the ongoing relief and rescue operations in the state. Two of these helicopters will be sent to Nainital, where heavy rains have caused massive damage.
Declaration of compensation
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has announced compensation for the flood victims. After meeting the flood victims in Udham Singh Nagar, the CM said, ’40 people have died in the calamity in the state. Rs 4 lakh will be given to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 1 lakh 9 thousand will be given to those whose houses are broken. Those who have suffered animal loss will also be helped.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami took stock of the floods by conducting an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in Bajpur, Ramnagar, Kichha, and Sitarganj. During this, state Disaster Management Minister Dhan Singh Rawat and state DGP Ashok Kumar were also present with him.
Appeal to Chardham Yatris
The Chief Minister has directed all district magistrates to assess the damage caused to the farmers. And send a report to them at the earliest. Appealing to the people not to panic. He said that all necessary steps are being taken to bring them out safely. Also appealed to the Chardham pilgrims to stay where they are and not start their journey before the weather improves. He directed the District Magistrate of Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts to take special care of the stranded pilgrims on the Chardham Yatra route.
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