Ahmadabad, July 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired the high-level review meeting on the sidelines of massive floods in the state of Gujarat. He took the stock of various issues in the flood hit area of Banaskantha district.
Soon after his arrival at Ahmadabad airport, the Prime Minister Chaired the high-level meeting on the floods in Gujarat with state and central officials where a detailed presentation on the heavy rain situation was shared. He also reviewed the relief measures in the flood-affected area. He was accompanied by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Dy Chief Minister Nitin Bhai Patel.
Earlier Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani called on Prime Minister Modi and briefed him about the situation in flood affected areas. Informing about the urgent visit of Prime Minister Modi Rupani twitted:
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, who had reviewed the situation with top officials, said that the problem has been compounded by heavy rains in neighboring Rajasthan which has led to a surge in water levels of rivers and dams. Dantiwada and Sipu dams are overflowing, and due to the release of water from the dams, people living in low-lying areas have been shifted to safer places, he had said.
The Indian Air Force is monitoring the situation from Jamnagar, Jodhpur and Phlodi bases in the state, and has rescued more than 100 people. More than 50 people have died in Gujarat so far due to floods and rains. The heavy rains have affected the lives of the people in the region where more than 25,000 people have been evacuated from parts of north and central Gujarat. The meteorological department has issued warning over consistent rainfall for another four days in the state