New Delhi, Sep 15 : A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), chaired by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, was held on Sunday to review the prevailing flood situation in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The Cabinet Secretary took stock of the current situation, preparedness, rescue and relief operations and directed that immediate assistance, as sought by the states, be provided to meet the crisis.
Due to extremely heavy rainfall and the consequent discharge of water from the Gandhi Sagar Dam in Madhya Pradesh and other reservoirs in the two states, there has been flooding in the upstream as well as downstream areas, it was informed.
Action to evacuate and rescue people and livestock has been taken by the states and no loss of life has been reported. Adequate teams of the NDRF and Army have also been deployed and are engaged in rescue work.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that while there has been very heavy rainfall in these States over the past few days, the intensity is likely to decline from Monday.
Senior officials of the Ministries of Home and Defence, as well as those from IMD, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Central Water Commission attended the meeting.
Chief Secretaries and other senior officers from the state governments participated in the meeting through Video Conference. (UNI)