Gujarat: Heavy to very heavy rain forecast in Saurashtra-Kutch from July 13-17

Image Source: PTI Rajkot: A man on a motorbike rides off the submerged Ring Road after the monsoon rains, in Rajkot.

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  • Heavy rain predicted in Saurashtra-Kutch region from July 13
  • Necessary instructions issued to the administration to evacuate people from the danger areas
  • NDRF teams have also been deployed at various places

Monsoon rain: It has been raining incessantly in Gujarat for the past one week, during which more than 27,000 people have been evacuated.

A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Relief Commissioner and Revenue Secretary P. Swarup at the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC) in Gandhinagar on Tuesday to take stock of the situation.

Swarup said that there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rains in Saurashtra-Kutch region and South Gujarat from July 13 to July 17.

Necessary instructions have already been issued to the administration to evacuate people from low-lying areas. NDRF teams have been deployed in Amreli, Banaskantha, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Gir Somnath, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kutch, Narmada, Rajkot, Surat and Tapi districts to mitigate the heavy rains. Two teams have also been deployed in Navsari.

Due to heavy rains, one team of SDRF is deployed in Chhota Udaipur, Narmada, Anand, Dang, Jamnagar, Morbi, Narmada, Patan, Porbandar, Tapi while two teams are deployed in Bharuch, Gir Somnath, Kheda and Surendranagar districts.

Giving details of the reservoirs in the state, Swarup said that 1,59,404 mcft water is available in Sardar Sarovar reservoir. The water level is 47.71 per cent of the total storage capacity in which there is an increase of 7 per cent in water flow as compared to last week.

2,51,206 mcft of water is available in 206 reservoirs across the state. The water level is 33.61 percent of the total storage capacity. At present 18 reservoirs are on high alert, eight reservoirs are on alert and 11 reservoirs are on alert.

The relief commissioner directed to conduct cleanliness drive in rain-affected municipalities and corporations, arrangement for draining water from ponds in waterlogged areas and repair of broken roads.

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