Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that farmers should not be worried due to the damage caused by excess rain and floods. The government is in action and stands with them. All efforts will be made to compensate for losses through crop insurance scheme and RBC provisions by making every possible arrangement and ensure rehabilitation. Crops are affected in about 7 lakh hectare area in 14 districts of the state. Now the water level is receding in most places and the situation is under control. Arrangements have been made to provide food, drinking water etc. at the relief camps in the flood affected area. The Union Home Minister has been apprised with the state’s condition.
Chouhan said that along with crop loss the biggest challenge is to make arrangements for sanitation, take preventive measures against spread of diseases provide clean drinking water and restore power supply in the flood affected areas. The administration is engaged in this task with full force. Ministers will also be entrusted with the responsibility. Chouhan said that reasons for the bridge collapse in Seoni will be probed.
Chouhan has thanked all agencies including the district administration, Army, Air Force, SDRF, NDRF for being active round the clock and providing prompt relief to people in this hour of crisis. As many as 264 people were airlifted by five Air Force helicopters in flood affected areas. Chouhan thanked the pilots Adarsh and Sanjay Srivastava for rescue work through helicopters amidst the thick clouds despite adverse weather conditions. The Chief Minister also thanked the Army Group Commander and all five pilots.