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UP government accelerates preparations for flood management, sets up 612 flood posts

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By Our Correspondent

Lucknow: In anticipation of potential floods, the UP government has undertaken extensive preparations across the state. Under the directives of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, 612 flood posts have been established in 24 highly sensitive and 16 sensitive areas, where NDRF, SDRF and PAC troops have been deployed.

These posts aim to manage flood situations effectively and minimize casualties and property damage. In addition to this, the tender process for food grains has been successfully completed in 39 out of 40 districts to aid residents in flood-affected regions.

Highlights

  • Govt allocates Rs 10 crore for flood relief efforts, food packet tender nears completion
  • CM Yogi’s directives prompt officials to intensify flood preparations

Recently, CM Yogi provided crucial instructions to officials in a high-level meeting on preemptive flood measures. Following these directives, officials executed preparations in a mission mode within a remarkably short span of four to five days.

612 flood posts established in flood-prone areas

Principal Secretary Revenue P Guru Prasad said that CM Yogi had instructed the officials to remain alert in flood-affected areas and strengthen the preparations. In accordance with this directive, 612 flood posts have been set up in the state’s highly sensitive and sensitive areas. Additional flood posts are also being established in these areas. A total of 7 teams of NDRF, 18 teams of SDRF and 17 teams of PAC have been deployed in these flood posts. Along with this, Aapda Mitras have also been deployed.

He further informed that boats have been identified and sailors have been deployed in all the flood-affected districts. A total of 4700 Rahat Chaupals were organized in flood affected areas in a year wherein people were informed about how to protect themselves and their cattle during floods. As part of pre-flood preparedness, mock drills have been conducted by the SDRF, NDRF, and PAC in 25 districts.

Tender process for food packets completed in 39 flood-affected districts

Relief Commissioner GS Naveen mentioned that an amount of Rs 10 crore has been released for flood-affected districts. With this funding, various essential purchases have been completed in these districts. He informed that the tender process for food packets has been completed in 39 out of 40 flood-affected districts. Meanwhile, the tender for food packets in Ghazipur will be completed in a day or two.

He further said that two types of food packets will be distributed in flood-affected areas. The first packet will contain two packets of 2.5 kg each of puffed rice, 2 kg roasted gram, 1 kg jaggery in a plastic packet, 10 packets of biscuits, one packet of matchsticks and candles, 2 pieces of bathing soap, a 20-liter jerry can, one tarpaulin of 12 x 10 square feet thickness whose GSM should not be less than 110, among other items will be distributed to each family.

Similarly, the second packet includes 10 kilograms of wheat flour, 10 kilograms of rice, 2 kilograms of tur dal, 10 kilograms of potatoes, 200 grams of turmeric, 100 grams of chili powder, 200 grams of vegetable masala, 1 liter of mustard oil, and 1 kilogram of salt for each person.

 

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