New Delhi, July 29: The flood rescue and evacuation operation by NDRF in various flood prone areas of country is in full swing. 44 self-contained flood rescue teams of NDRF have been pre-positioned in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal to assist the respective state administration in rescue and relief work. NDRF teams are fully equipped with boats, deep divers, Lifebuoy, Life Jackets and other flood rescue equipment.
13 flood rescue teams are deployed in Assam to meet the challenges due to flood like situations. NDRF teams evacuated 203 persons at Jorhat, 37 persons at Kokrajhar, 80 persons at Charang, 73 persons at Kamrup Rural and 104 persons at Jorhat district.
In addition to rescue work, a Mobile hospital was established by NDRF team at Village Meragarh & Missamora under revenue circle Majuli district Jorhat. The medical team attended 163 sick persons and distributed medicines to needy.
09 flood rescue teams of NDRF are deployed in Bihar in connection with monsoon session. NDRF teams evacuated 43 persons at Supaul, 34 persons at Bhetia, 250 persons at Purnia and 70 persons at Gopalganj. NDRF teams established Medical Camps at Peru Block, District Muzzafarpur and Supaul and distributed medicine to 63 persons at Supaul and 45 persons at Muzzafarpur. A 24X7, NDRF control room in New Delhi is closely monitoring the situation and in touch with other agencies.