UP govt claims speedy relief and rescue work at flood-hit distts

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Lucknow, Jul 31 (UNI) Claiming that speedy work was being done in disaster-affected regions, the Uttar Pradesh government today said so far it had distributed Rs 1.2 crore amongst the flood victims.

Quoting the official figures, state relief commissioner G K Tondon said 3,692 people had been rescued and shifted to safer areas since June 1, besides 1,478 boats were pressed into services.

Nearly, Rs 118.20 lakh had been invested in providing cereals, oil and other essential commodities to calamity victims, he apprised.

Discarding reports of water-borne diseases gripping the flood-affected areas, he said ''we have no such reports, however 87 mobile health services has been installed as a precautionary measure.'' Regarding the relief and rescue work, he said 184 motor boats, 88 manual boats and 17 companies of PAC had been deployed in the affected districts.

So far, 775 livestocks had been treated and 70,775 were vaccinated.

Beginning June 1, the state had received 27,933.91 mm rainfall, nearly 2,907 villages affected and 640 marooned in 11 districts and had affected in total 12,55,525 people, Mr Tondon apprised.

Besides, 187 animals had been killed, 13,230 houses badly damaged, 1,365 collapsed and 11,865 cracked in rain related incidents. About Rs 11752.85 lakh crops destroyed and 90.3 lakh hectare agricultural land affected with rain.

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