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CM review of the situation-rescue-relief operations of 6 districts including Navsari through CM-Dashboard

    Repairing of the roads, survey of the damage caused due to rains and by spraying powder to avoid spread of diseases are our top priority works: CM

    Administrator completes Rescue operation of 811 people in a single day

    For rainwater disposal-disease control spraying and to maintain cleanliness 200 cleaning workers of Surat Municipal Corporation with advanced equipment reaches Navsari – ‘Operation Niramaya’ will be carried out


    • 40 teams were deployed to protect the health of the people in the most affected district of  Navsari
    • Over 14,900 evacuated from affected areas to safer areas
    • Adequate arrangement of food and water has been done with the help of voluntary organizations at places where people affected by rains have been provided shelter
    • The road leading to Saputara in Dangs has been made functioning again for small vehicles


    Gandhinagar, Friday: Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel through CM dashboard took a  comprehensive review of the rescue-relief, road repair work carried out by the district administration in the 6 districts of the state  affected by the heavy rains.

    During the review, Chief Minister made it clear to the District Collectors of Valsad, Navsari, Dang of South Gujarat and Junagadh, Gir-Somnath and Porbandar of Saurashtra that, As soon as the rains subside, our priority should be to take the survey of the damage caused due to heavy rains and to provide assistance to the affected people also to carry out road  repairing works. He also instructed the district collectors to give priority towards spraying of medicinal powder to curb the spread of the disease.

    The Chief Minister said that if additional assistance is required from the State Government to repair and restore the roads, the Collectors should immediately send the working plan.

    Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel  appreciated the rescue and relief operations carried out by the district administration throughout the day in the past 48 hours in  Navsari district due to rains.

    1300 people were rescued from rain-affected areas of the state, out of 811 people were rescued from Navsari district alone in a single day.

    Chief Minister also obtained details regarding the the rescue operation where Coast Guard, NDRF and local swimmers worked whole day to bring people out safely.

    It  was stated in the video conference that 4 teams of NDRF and 6 teams of SDRF are deployed in Navsari and coordination has been done with the Central government  to send more teams if required.

    Under ‘Operation Niramaya’ in Navsari district a team of 200 workers of Surat Municipal Corporation has come to the aid with more than 47 advanced equipment like 6 JCBs, 5 D watering pumps, tipper trucks, gulfer machines for cleaning and removing mud and  by spraying medicine to maintain cleanliness and  preventing spread of diseases once the rain subsides.

    Not only that, details were given to the Chief Minister that 40 health teams have also been stationed in the affected areas of Navsari district for disease prevention and control.

    As many as 14,900 people have been shifted to shelters from rain-affected areas.

    The Chief Minister also obtained information from the concerned Collectors that these people who are provided shelter are getting proper food and accommodation facilities or not. Moreover local service organizations and charitable organizations have also been supportive in this prospect.

    Chief Minister reviewed the situation of Dang district and the concerned District Collector informed Chief Minister that the intensity of rain is decreasing now also the road to Saputara which was closed due to mudslides and rock falls has been reopened for small vehicles.

    The Chief Minister also got detailed information about the rainfall situation in Junagadh, Gir-Somnath and Porbandar districts and the warning signals installed at the ports and precautionary measures to prevent fishermen from going to sea.

    Chief Secretary Shri Pankaj Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary to CM Shri Pankaj Joshi, Commissioner of Relief Shri P. Swaroop also joined Chief Minister in this video conference of CM dashboard.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat