Gujarat CM reviews situation after rains and floods in state

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said that the state has received three per cent more rainfall till now compared to the previous year.

Addressing a press conference in Gandhinagar yesterday, Mr. Rupani said, as per the information received from the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of heavy rains from 23rd to 26th July in Central and North Gujarat.

Saurashtra and South Gujarat will experience light rainfall in the coming days.

Earlier, the Chief Minister chaired a high level meeting to review the situation after rains and subsequent floods.

Mr Rupani also instructed the District Collectors and the DDOs to ensure cleanliness in their respective areas and dispose the wastes.

AIR correspondent reports that the Road and Buildings Department has started the repair works. Four hundred twenty-five roads have already been repaired. Twenty-two teams of NDRF are working in the affected areas for rescue and relief operations. More than 290 health teams have been deployed to ensure the prevention of diseases.

The Revenue Department has made 324 teams to provide cash-doles after surveying the 11 affected districts. As much as 1 lakh hectares of land has been affected due to heavy rains.

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