Centre sends six NDRF teams to Uttarakhand

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New Delhi, Sep.20 (ANI): Following flood havoc in Uttarakhand, the Central Government has sent six teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for rescue and relief work to the State.

"Three teams comprising of 90 NDRF personnel along with 20 boats and other flood and rescue equipment have been deployed at Haridwar. Other three teams comprising of 101 personnel along with 25 boats and other flood and rescue equipment have been deployed at Rishikesh," an official release stated.

As on date, Rs 87.49 crore is available with the State Government in their Calamity Relief Fund/State Disaster Response Fund account.

In Bihar, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) consisting of 152 personnel along with 31 boats and equipments have been deployed in Gopalganj since Sep.16 for rescue and relief work. Additionally, two teams consisting of 66 NDRF personnel along with 12 OBM boats have been deployed in Gopalganj on Sep.19.

The Centre has informed that as on date, 1491.28 crore is available with the Bihar Government in their Calamity Relief Fund/State Disaster Response Fund account. However the final figures will be subject to reconciliation between the State Government and State Accountant General.

In Uttar Pradesh, a total of 79 NDRF personnel along with 11 boats have been deployed in Uttar Pradesh at Muradabad (39 personnel with 6 boats), Rampur (40 personnel with 5 boats). In addition, one team comprising of 40 NDRF personnel with five boats and other flood and rescue equipment have been deployed in Rampur on Sep.19.

As on date, Rs 667.04 crore is available with the State Government in their Calamity Relief Fund /State Disaster Response Fund account.

A total of over 500 NDRF personnel are presently deployed for flood Relief in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Ministry of Home Affairs is constantly monitoring the situation in close coordination with the concerned State Governments and nodal Central Ministries, the release further stated.(ANI)

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