AROUND 45,000 people were evacuated on Sunday from flood-hit areas in various districts of Madhya Pradesh to safer places after heavy rainfall caused water-logging in many places, an official said. They have been shifted to 150 relief camps in various districts, including Mandsaur and Neemuch, where heavy rains have triggered floods, he added.
The Government has provided an aid of Rs 100 crore, the official said, adding a fund of Rs 325 crore has been put in emergency and rescue operations. “The relief and rescue operations are in full swing in the affected districts of Mandsaur, Neemuch, Ratlam, Agra-Mala, Sheopur, Damoh, Raisen, Ashoknagar, Bhind and Shajapur,” he added. Manasa town in Neemuch has received 243 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours ended on Sunday morning, a Met department official said.
Heavy showers have been lashing the two neighbouring districts Mandsaur and Neemuch in western Madhya Pradesh since the last few days, crippling normal life there. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of extremely heavy rainfall till Monday morning in Mandsaur, Neemuch and two other districts. “Around 13,000 to 14,000 people have been rescued from some 100 to 125 villages in Mandsaur. Some of these villages have been vacated completely while others partially,” superintendent of police Hitesh Choudhary said.