UP: 733.1 mm of average rainfall received since June 1

River Ganges is flowing above the danger level in Badaun, Sharda in Kheri, and Kwan in Gonda.

At present, 129 villages in 11 districts are affected by floods in the state.

Lucknow, 24 September: While apprised about the rainfall situation, Relief Commissioner Ranvir Prasad said that the state has received an average rainfall of 11.2 mm within 24 hours which is 260 percent relative to 4.3 mm of normal rainfall. Thus, since June 1, the state received an average rainfall of 733.1 mm which is 95 percent against the normal rainfall of 774.5 mm.

He said that river Ganga was flowing above the danger level in Badaun, Sharda-Kheri and Kwan-Gonda. At present, 129 villages in 11 districts are affected by floods in the state. A total of 59 teams of NDRF, SDRF and PAC have been deployed for search and rescue in the rain-affected districts of the state. 6,732 boats have been deployed in the flood affected areas and 1,363 medical teams have been deployed. NDRF, SDRF evacuated 58,351 people to a safe place.

Prasad informed that so far a total of 3, 52,170 dry ration kits and 6, 42,828 food packets have been distributed. 287913.58 meter tripal, 2, 70,868 liters of drinking water pouch, 2, 81,684 packets of ORS and 29, 55,924 tablets of chlorine have been distributed in the state. 1134 flood shelters and 1,327 flood posts have been set up in the state. A total of 1925 animal camps have been established in the state so far. The number of animal vaccinations in the last 24 hours is 3722 and so far the total number of animal vaccinations is 983917.

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