Amit Shah conducted an ariel survey of rain-affected districts of Uttarakhand.

Updated: 21 October, 11:17 p.m.

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This photograph provided by India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows NDRF personnel rescuing civilians stranded following heavy rains at Chhara village near Nainital, Uttarakhand. (National Disaster Response Force via AP)

Union Minister Amit Shah performed an aerial inspection of rain-stricken districts of Uttarakhand, saying that efficient coordination among multiple agencies and timely warnings have enabled in minimizing the state’s loss of life and property. 

He said 17 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), 60 teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), 15 teams of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), and more than 5,000 security personnel are still helping people in the state.

“ I assure the people of Uttarakhand that in this hour of crisis, Narendra Modi Government stands completely with you.” The Home minister said in a tweet.

What are Uttarakhand floods?

On February 7, 2021, a section of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off, unleashing water held behind the ice and causing an avalanche and deluge in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, which swiftly developed into flash floods.

The glacier burst caused a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga, Rishi Ganga, and Alaknanda rivers — all intricately linked tributaries of the Ganga — in the middle of the day, causing widespread panic and widespread devastation in the high mountains.

The Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project of NTPC and the Rishi Ganga Hydel Project were both severely damaged, with some workers trapped in tunnels as the waters rushed in.

Source : News agencies