CM Yogi Adityanath Leads Flood Relief Efforts in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inspect flood-affected areas in Shravasti and Balrampur, distributing relief materials and meeting residents. The state's administration is on high alert due to heavy rainfall in Nepal, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh, which has led to widespread flooding.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 11-07-2024 09:27 IST | Created: 11-07-2024 09:27 IST
CM Yogi Adityanath Leads Flood Relief Efforts in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo/ANI). Image Credit: ANI
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will conduct an inspection of flood-affected areas in Shravasti and Balrampur on Thursday. The Chief Minister's schedule includes a visit to Shravasti at 11:40 am, where he will meet with local residents and distribute relief materials.

Following this, CM Adityanath will inspect a flood relief camp and proceed to Balrampur at 1:40 pm. The state's Jal Shakti Minister Swatantra Dev Singh confirmed that both the administration and government are closely monitoring the flood situation across the state.

"CM Yogi has conducted several virtual meetings with officials in the flood-affected regions. Due to significant rainfall in Nepal, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh over the past few days, a flood-like situation has emerged. Government and administrative officials are on high alert, working tirelessly. Unfortunately, a small number of people have been affected by the floods, with two individuals reported drowned. The government is actively providing relief materials," Singh stated. On Wednesday, Yogi Adityanath also inspected flood-hit areas in Lakhimpur Kheri, including an aerial survey and meetings with affected inhabitants in Pilibhit, where he distributed relief aid.

According to the Chief Minister, 133 villages experienced flooding due to heavy rainfall in early July, impacting thousands of hectares of cropland. Local officials have managed to avert significant loss of life and property through timely precautions near critical sites like the Sharada Barrage. In total, 12 districts in the state are currently flood-affected, with ongoing rescue and relief operations at a rapid scale.

Many villages in Lakhimpur Kheri have been particularly hard-hit by overflow waters from the Sharda River due to heavy rainfall in neighboring Uttarakhand. Numerous homes have been damaged, forcing residents to move into makeshift accommodations.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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