Lucknow, August 26: After conducting an aerial survey of flood-affected areas and inspects flood relief camp in Gorakhpur and Deoria districts, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the state government will provide every facility to overcome flood victims from the loss. He has directed officials to provide financial assistance of four lakh rupees to the next of the kin of those killed due to floods on a priority basis.
He also informed the villagers that officials have been asked with the job of expeditiously reaching out to the flood hit people and provide them relief material. They have also been asked not to be lax towards flood relief, the Chief Minister said further. Anybody doing so will not be spared, he added.
The flood situation remains alarming with the death toll in the current surge rising to 91. Lakhs of people have taken shelter at safer places of bunds and on the side of railway tracks. More than 24 lakhs 70 thousand of population of more than 3000 villages are affected with flood in 25 districts of the state. Swollen rivers have engulfed about 1400 more villages in different districts.
Several villages are marooned. River Sharda is flowing above the red mark with increasing trends at Lakhimpur Kheri. River Ghaghara at Barabanki, Faizabad and Ballia, Rapti at Gorakhpur and Siddharthnagar, Budi Rapti and Kunhara rivers at Siddharthnagar, Rohin at Maharajganj and river Quano at Gonda are flowing at above danger mark and their water level is stable.
Flood has damaged corps of tune of above 4 crore fifty lakhs rupees. Standing crops in 2 lakhs fifty thousand hectare of land has been completely destroyed. 28 companies of the NDRF, 32 companies of PAC along with two choppers of the Indian Air Force are engaged in relief and rescue operation.