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Rivers rising in Madhya Pradesh, flood warning in 32 districts

Sardar Sarovar

Many cities of Madhya Pradesh are in the grip of floods. Most of the rivers flowing in the state are in spate. There is a flood alert in 32 districts of the state. Schools in Bhopal have been kept closed on Monday due to heavy rains. Meanwhile, 23 gates of Sardar Sarovar Dam are being opened. 5 lakh cusecs of water is being released from the dam into the Narmada River. Due to this, warnings have been issued for coastal villages of Bharuch, Narmada, Vadodara district of Gujarat. Due to the heavy rains in many parts of the state including Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, public life has been badly affected. The rain has flooded the lower settlements, disrupting traffic.

The state has been raining intermittently for the last 36 hours. The rainy season continued from Sunday night. Several low-lying settlements of the capital were flooded due to rain. State Public Relations Minister PC Sharma visited the affected poor settlements in Bhopal amid continuous heavy rains. Sharma instructed District Collector Tarun Pithode to provide ration and relief materials immediately to the families affected by the waterlogging and relocate the slum dwellers in the low-lying areas to safer places.

State Public Relations Minister PC Sharma visited the affected poor settlements in Bhopal amid continuous heavy rains.

Sardar Sarovar

Minister Sharma visited Panchsheel Nagar, Naya Basera, Rajiv Nagar and other poor settlements. He spoke to the affected families and assured them of all possible help. Public Relations Minister Sharma instructed the collector and the municipal corporation to keep the control room operational for 24 hours keeping in mind the continuous rains. Keep a close watch on waterlogged areas. Flood control teams were deployed in these areas promptly.

Due to heavy rains in the state, the dams have become abundant and gates have to be opened for evacuation. Water level was opened by opening 21 gates when the water level of Bargi dam in Jabalpur increased. On this occasion, the police and administration has alerted the residents of the Narmada riverfront settlements. Similarly, five gates of Sanjay Sarovar dam built on the Banganga river in Seoni district have been opened. Traffic on Bhopal-Sagar road has been affected due to rain. Water has entered the Harrai township of Amarwara in Chhindwara.

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