Immediately start the electrical system, water supply in flooded area : Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan

Sangli, 12.Aug.19: “Immediately start electrical system and water supply in flooded area. Take preventive measures so that the disease does not spread. All the necessary funds, manpower, will be made available to facilitate people’s lives. System should be prepared action plan and submitted immediately after taking into consideration the needs of the people” directed Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan.

He was talking about the all preventive measures taken by government and administration to provide relief for flood affected people, in the collector’s office.

On this occasion, Praveen Pardeshi, Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Sanjay Patil, MLA Sudhir Gadgil, former State Minister Suresh Dhas and District Collector Dr. Abhijit Chaudhary, District Superintendent of Police, Suhel Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of Districts Council Abhijit Raut, Municipal Commissioner Nitin Kapadnis, Upper Collector Gopichand Kadam, Superintending Engineer of Irrigation Department H. V Gunale,  Ravindra Khebudkar, were present on the occasion.

Mr. Mahajan further said that immediate measures should be taken to prevent any possible pestilence after the flood. Take blood tests of people in flooded areas, apply cleaning system, and spray medicine. Also, be careful that people get clean and pure water. Clean water at the filtration plant should be made available by tankers for drinking. Immediately start the tankers at all locations where necessary.

“The students of private, government, veterinary colleges will get help for the animal vaccination. Urgent proposals should be made for the improvement of all the obstructed roads from the Zilla Parishad and the Public Works Department. The necessary manpower, funds will be made available to start the water supply in 125 villages as soon as possible. After flooding, composting of collected waste, dirt must be in a scientific manner” stated Girish Mahajan.  He also gave suggestions on proper disposal of dead animals.

Minister of Water Resources said if the house was submerged for more than two days or if the house was washed away, help of Rs. 15,000 will be provided in urban areas and Rs 10,000 for rural area. Also, 10 kg rice, 10 kg wheat will be provided per family. If you do not take shelter in the camp, a daily allowance of Rs 60 will be provided for adults and Rs 45 for young children.

“Create village-wise, name-wise information of the affected village families. Government assistance will be provided to all those who lost their homes. To provide relief to those whose livelihoods have been destroyed, new dimensions will be fixed’” said Praveen Pardeshi, Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.

The houses should be categorized into three parts during the survey (panchanama). Survey should be categorized into three different groups, houses which gone under water during the flood of 2005 and 2019, houses that have collapsed and houses that have been partially damaged. Permanent rehabilitation plans should be created for those whose homes are not reusable. Also, plans should be set up to set up permanent shelter centers to move the families of the affected families to a safe place. Also, the system should be mobilized to handle the survey and lists in rural and urban areas. Apart from the staff of the Government system, the students of Engineering College, ITI, and Diploma would also contribute in this work help, added Mr. Pardeshi

Informing about the flood situation at this time, Collector Abhijit Chaudhary said that1, 85,855 and 42, 444 animals of 35,100 families in 103 villages of the district have been displaced. Total 1, 70, 511 persons and 720 animals of 42, 631 families in the municipal area have been displaced. A total of 49,314 persons have been shelters from 168 temporary shelters. They are being assisted with food, clothing, water, sanitary napkins, medicines, fodder for animals and daily use materials. Out of the flood-hit villages, 17 villages have no road connectivity but the boat is in contact. In the villages where all connectivity has broken down, supplies of essential commodities are being supplied by boat and animals are also being inspected. Total 30 tons of fodder has been allocated and water supply is being provided by tanker in the affected talukas. Treatment is provided by 85 medical teams in 80 villages. Helping and Distribution Centers have been set up and there is a wave of help from all over the state. The Disaster Management Center has also been maintained for 24 hours.

He further said that, 22 persons were dead and 1 missing and 2 injured in the district till date. A total of 17 people have died in the Brahmnal accident. 39 animals are dead and 3,200 chickens have died in the Walwa taluka. The estimated loss of crops has been reported on 54 thousand 545.50 ha area in 144 villages. Loss of 13.62 crore of MSEDCL took place in the 94 villages while 484 km roads of Public Work Department worth Rs 186.25 crore have been destroyed.