Lucknow, Aug 18 IANS | 1 month ago

The army was alerted Monday as floods continued to wreck havoc for the second consecutive day in Uttar Pradesh, an official said.

Hundreds of villages have been flooded in Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur and Lakhimpur Kheri districts. Twenty-eight people have so far died, the state government said.

The fury of Ghaghra, Rapti and Sharda rivers has aggravated after neighbouring Nepal released water.

Doctors' leave has been cancelled over fears of an epidemic outbreak due to the flood waters entering residential areas.

More than 17,000 people are staying in relief camps, an official told IANS, adding the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been deployed while the army has been alerted.

Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan said 73 relief camps have been set up.

The state government has also released Rs.51 crore for relief works. It has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1.5 lakh each to those who have died in the floods.

The bureaucrat added Sant Kabir Nagar and Ballia areas were now vulnerable to floods.

A district official told IANS that it was after a gap of 37 years that flood water had entered Balrampur area.

(Posted on 18-08-2014)

Share This Page:

Post your comments

Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal


Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |


Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |


Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |


Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |