Flood fury hits India: How states are coping

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Here’s how the country is coping with the challenge caused due to the heavy and incessant rainfall in northeast and southwest regions.
ASSAM
* On July 24, the overall flood situation in Assam improved considerably with rivers Brahmaputra, Barak and their tributaries showing a receding trend.
* Around 29,242 people are bearing the brunt of floods in 157 villages across 10 districts of the state, a report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said.
* The deluge-hit districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Barpeta, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar and Karimganj.
* The floods have claimed 76 lives so far this year. As many as 4,621 people are taking shelter in 23 relief camps in different districts, the agency said.
* The floods have marooned nearly 9,000 people in Golaghat. 6,798 people have been hit in Morigaon, it said.
* River Dhansiri is flowing above the danger level mark at Numaligarh in Golaghat district.
GUJARAT
* Over 10,000 people were shifted to safer locations in Banaskantha district, nearly 9,790 to Patan and 2,800 to Ahmedabad.
* Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the large inflow of water into rivers and dams in Banaskantha and Patan were caused by heavy rains in neighbouring Rajasthan.
* A dozen teams of NDRF have been stationed in various parts of north Gujarat and Saurashtra.
* Rail services between Ahmedabad and Delhi stopped as the rail tracks, too, got flooded.
* Three IAF MI-17V5 helicopters have been pressed into service for rescue and relief operation in flood-hit areas of Gujarat.
RAJASTHAN
* Two persons (A woman and her daughter) were killed after being swept away while crossing a bridge over a swollen canal in Udaipur.
* People are stranded in some villages in Jalore and Pali where rescue operations by the Indian Air Force (IAF) failed despite several attempts.
* Most roads in these three districts have been cut off, making it difficult for the state government to rush in help.
* On July 25, two IAF MI-17V5 helicopters have been pressed into service for rescue and relief operation in flood-hit areas of Rajasthan.
* On July 23, in Nagaur district, four children died of drowning in two separate incidents.
ODISHA
* Odisha government has rushed ODRAF personnel and dispatched dry food to two northern districts in view of a possible flood-like situation due to rising water level in some rivers.
* The threat of a flood-like situation looms large with the water level of Baitarani, Subarnarekha and Budhabalang rising steadily following heavy rainfall in most parts of the state in the last couple of days.
* The district collectors have been asked to remain fully prepared to face any eventuality.

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