While Gujarat, Rajasthan, parts of Odisha remain the worst affected, the situation is reportedly improving in flood-ravaged Assam and states like West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of Gujarat. Around 33,000 people have so far been evacuated by rescue teams in Gujarat. Numerous helicopters are already conducting sorties and PM Modi announced 10 more Indian Air Force helicopters will be pressed into service.
Over a dozen teams of NDRF have been stationed in various parts of North Gujarat and Saurashtra. Army and BSF personnel have been also been deployed.
In Rajasthan, four MI-17V5 helicopters of the IAF from its bases at Jamnagar, Jodhpur and Phalodi have been assigned target areas for conduct of relief operations. Three Army columns have been deployed to pull people out of danger in low-lying areas.
In Odisha, the state government has dispatched rescue and relief team each to the northern Keonjharand Bhadrak districts, as the threat of floods loomed large due to the rising water level in major rivers.