Flood situation continues in UP; water-borne diseases made way in

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Lucknow, Aug 30 (UNI) Even as all big and small rivers were showing downward trend in Uttar Pradesh, the flood situation continues to be grim in few districts, including Lakhimpur Kheri, with water-borne diseases gripping affected districts of the state. According to official sources, river Gomti was recorded at 60 cm below the danger level in the state capital, whereas at Gaughat, Bairaj and Bakshi-ka-Talab it was flowing 20, 10 and 60 cm below the red mark.

Meanwhile, the district adminsitration was on it's toes and speeding up the relief work at the affected areas, besides sprinkling insecticides and initiating vaccination drive for both humans and livestocks.

Labourers were engaged in pumping out the flood water from Vipul Khand, a posh colony in Gomti Nagar area of the city, besides an embankment was made to prevent the river water inside the area and 20 flood camps were in operation in the region.

However, commuters were facing with problems as vehicles were totally banned on this route.

According to Central Water Commission (CWC) report, flood situation continues to be worse at Farrukhabad and nearby areas due to release of 90,000 cusec water from Narora dam into river Ganga.

CWC said river Gomti was flowing 90 cm below the danger mark in Sultanpur, whereas river Sharda at Paliyakala and Shardanagar was recorded at 18 and 28 cm below respectively.

River Ghaghra was at 22 and 58 cm below the red mark at Barabanki and Ayodhya, whereas Ganga at Turtipar and Kuano at Gonda, flowing 43 cm and 37 cm above the danger level, however, were stationary or showing downward trend, the CWC added.

Reports received from Basti said river Ghaghra, still at 58 cm above the red mark, however, was constant.

At least 201 villages were affected with the calamity with flood water gushing over 8,980 hectares area and rueining crops at 1,909 hectares of farmland.

Meanwhile, the district adminsitration has pressed 124 boats into service and distributed Rs 19,26,600 among the farmers for their loss, besides, Rs 29,14,500 had been rendered to those whose houses collapsed in heavy downpour.

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