NEW DELHI: As floods ravaged some parts of the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to chief ministers of four flood-hit states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Rajasthan – and assured all central help in dealing with the disaster.
Mr Singh had a telephonic conversation with chief ministers Akhilesh Yadav ((UP), Harish Rawat (Uttarakhand), Nitish Kumar (Bihar) and Vasundhara Raje (Raje) this morning and took stock of the flood situation in their respective state.
The Chief Ministers briefed the Home Minister and the flood situation and the steps taken for rescue and relief of marooned people.
The Chief Ministers also told Singh about the operations carried out by the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Forces in affected areas.
“I assured the Chief Ministers of full cooperation from the Centre in the flood mitigation drive launched by the states,” an official statement said.
The Ganga yesterday crossed the danger mark in West Bengal, Bihar and neighbouring districts of Uttar Pradesh where Yamuna river is also in spate, while heavy rainfall has created a flood-like situation in some parts of Rajasthan where six persons have died so far.