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CM Fadnavis monitors rescue efforts, to visit today

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONU SHRIVASTAVA
Published : Aug 8, 2019, 2:11 am IST
Updated : Aug 8, 2019, 2:11 am IST

Public health minister Eknath Shinde said that 162 medical teams were providing health services in flood-affected areas across Maharashtra.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (Photo: PTI)
 Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday directed concerned officials to arrange food and water for people in flood-affected areas.

Mr Fadnavis held a meeting in this regard with Cabinet ministers and government officers at the Sahyadri Guest House.

Mr Fadnavis directed that the administration be alerted to provide clean drinking water, health services and electricity as soon as the floodwater receded.

Mr Fadnavis also spoke to the district collectors of Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Pune, Nashik, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg through video conferencing and reviewed the flood situation and relief operations.

Meanwhile, relief and rehabilitation minister Chandrakant Patil and water resources minister Girish Mahajan left for Kolhapur to take stock of the flood situation.

A senior government official said that the chief minister would visit Kolhapur on Thursday. Pune divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaiskar told The Asian Age that they had shifted more than 1.50 lakh people, including 54,000 from Kolhapur and 52,000 from Sangli districts, to safer places so far.

In all, 22 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Kolhapur. The chief secretary had contacted the Union secretary and sought Dornier planes to shift the residents of flood-hit areas.

Officials said that 204 villages of Kolhapur district have been affected by the deluge. The district administration has shifted 11,000 people to a safe place.

Public health minister Eknath Shinde said that 162 medical teams were providing health services in flood-affected areas across Maharashtra.

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