New Delhi: More than 26,400 people have so far been rescued by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from flood-ravaged Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
NDRF has sent out 56 rescue and relief teams to help the people affected by the heavy rains in various states and tasked two deputy inspector general-level officers in Bihar and UP with monitoring the situation.
"So far, the NDRF teams have evacuated more than 26,400 people from various flood-hit areas in the country this monsoon season. Besides the rescue work, these teams have provided medical care to the more than 9,100 people in these states," the force said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today promised total support to these flood-hit states in conduct of rescue and relief operations.
He said Home Minister Rajnath Singh is closely monitoring the situation and has spoken to chief ministers of these states.
Mr Singh had a telephone conversation with chief ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan (MP), Akhilesh Yadav (UP), Harish Rawat (Uttarakhand), Nitish Kumar (Bihar) and Vasundhara Raje (Rajasthan) this morning and took stock of the flood situation in their respective states.