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Yogi takes stock of flood in west UP, says govt standing with ppl


Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday took stock of the flood situation in western Uttar Pradesh and assured the people hit by floods that the government is standing with everyone.

Yogi first reached the Mandi complex of Sultanpur-Chilkana town and distributed relief material and assistance to the flood victims present there. He also issued instructions to the officers to provide all possible help to the flood victims.

He also visited the flood relief camp at GV Jain Degree College and interacted with the flood victims. He directed the officials to shower flowers on the Kanwariyas in Saharanpur by helicopter on Saturday.

The CM said that flowers have already been showered on Kanwariyas in Meerut, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli on Friday. “Along with helping the flood victims, the government is also committed to respecting faith.”

He directed the officers to take care of the safety and convenience of Kanwariyas.

During the interaction with flood-affected people, Yogi said that the government would not let them face any kind of shortage during this disaster. “We will conduct a survey to assess the crop damage and provide financial assistance to the farmers immediately,” he said.

The work of repairing the fields that have been damaged due to river erosion will be done as soon as the water recedes. Relief camps have been set up for the flood-affected people. The government is arranging food, healthcare and clean drinking water for the flood victims.

The CM said, “I hope that you will receive prompt relief from this calamity and I assure you that the government is with you at all times. Our public representatives and government officials will always be present here to assist you.”

While talking to the media, Yogi said that some districts in western UP have been hit by floods and water logging. He said that aerial and ground inspections have been conducted for the floods in Yamuna, Hindon, Dhanola and Paondhoi rivers.

According to reports nearly 3 lakhs people in 28 localities of Saharanpur city and 118 villages of rural areas have been affected by the flood. “13,000 acres of agricultural land have been affected by the floods. In this disaster, seven human lives and three animal lives have been lost,” report said.

Later, Yogi held an important meeting with the district’s public representatives and administrative officials at the Police Line Auditorium, in view of the flood situation. He directed that no negligence should be shown in providing assistance to the flood-affected people and that those residing in the relief camps should not face any problems.

He directed, “Accommodation and meals should be ensured properly. Arrangements for breakfast, lunch, and dinner should be made. Children should also receive regular supplies of bread, milk, and biscuits and necessary medical treatment should also be provided.”

The CM directed the officials to distribute relief materials to the people residing in the relief camps, including 10 kilogram potatoes, 10 kgs wheat flour, 10 kgs rice, 2 kgs lentils, 1 kg salt, turmeric, coriander, milk, refined oil, chickpeas, jaggery, matches, biscuits and dignity kits for women.

He also held a meeting with officials and directed them to carry out flood relief operations on a war footing. He said that the mobile medical teams should remain fully active in the flood-affected areas.

Yogi emphasised on the need for the adequate availability of anti-snake, anti-rabies and other injections to prevent bites from venomous animals at the doctors’ and mobile medical teams’ disposal at all times in the relief camps.

He further mentioned the importance of cooperation from local leaders in the administration’s work and instructed police officers to increase patrolling in the flood-affected areas and relief camps. “If livestock is affected by diseases in the flood-affected areas, financial assistance should be provided to livestock owners. Adequate cleanliness and lighting should be maintained in the relief camps,” he said.

While giving directives to the officials, the CM said that after the flood water recedes, a campaign should be launched on a war footing to clean the affected areas. He also directed the immediate repair of roads and lanes damaged due to the floods.

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