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PM Modi Reviews Flood Situation With CMs Of Six States

New Delhi: After inaugurating the submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Andaman & Nicobar Islands to the mainland on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the flood state of affairs throughout six states.

He held a gathering over video conferencing with Chief Ministers of Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Kerala and the Residence Minister of Karnataka, to assessment their preparedness to cope with south-west monsoon and the present flood state of affairs of their respective states. The assembly explored choices on how to make sure rescue operation beneath the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic. The assembly was additionally attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan, each ministers of State for Residence Affairs, and senior officers.

The Prime Minister pressured on higher coordination between all central and state businesses to have a everlasting system for forecasting of floods and in depth use of modern applied sciences for bettering forecast and warning programs. He mentioned that over the previous few years, India‚Äôs forecasting businesses like India Meteorological Division and Central Water Fee have made concerted efforts to higher their flood forecasts. They’re attempting to offer not solely rainfall and river degree forecast but additionally location-specific forecast of inundation, the PM is believed to have instructed through the assembly.

He additionally knowledgeable others about pilot efforts underway to additionally use modern applied sciences resembling synthetic intelligence to enhance location-specific forecasts, for which he urged states to offer crucial info to those businesses. That may assist disseminate well timed warnings to native communities, he pressured. Assam, Bihar and now Kerala have been hit by floods.

PM Modi urged for elevated funding in localised early warning programs so that individuals in a selected space may be supplied with well timed warning in case of any threatening state of affairs resembling breach of river embankments, inundation ranges, lightning and so forth. A number of deaths have been reported this 12 months because of lightning. Lightning strikes killed 147 folks in Bihar in a span of 10 days in early July.

Whereas coping with the flood state of affairs, PM Modi additionally emphasised that in view of the Covid state of affairs, whereas endeavor rescue efforts, states should make sure that folks comply with all well being precautions resembling sporting a face masks, hand sanitisation and sustaining satisfactory bodily distance. He underlined that reduction supplies should embody provision for hand washing or sanitising and face masks for the affected folks.

Throughout his video interplay, PM Modi mentioned that states ought to make sure that all growth and infrastructure tasks have to be constructed with resilience to face up to native disasters and to assist in lowering consequential losses.

The Chief Ministers of Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala and Residence Minister of Karnataka shared their newest updates on the flood state of affairs and rescue efforts made of their respective states with the PM. They appreciated the efforts put in by NDRF groups in rescuing folks. The 5 CMs and the HM of Karnataka gave sure options for short-term and long-term measures for mitigating the results of floods.

Prime Minister Modi instantly directed the officers of Ministries involved and organisations to take motion on the options given by the states and guaranteed that the Centre will proceed to offer its help.


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