New Delhi: In view of the devastation caused by floods in the country every year in many parts, the Ministry of Home Affairs is now trying to find a permanent solution. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has instructed officers of other ministries to work together for this under the direction of the Ministry of Home Affairs. If Amit Shah’s master plan will be successful, then flooding in the country will help to prevent the huge loss of life and property.
In this connection, Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed preparations to deal with the flood situation during a high-level meeting in the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday. He inquired about the condition of monsoon and flood-prone rivers across the country. According to the Home Ministry officials, the decisions taken by the Home Minister in the meeting will help save lives, along with crops, property, livelihood from the outbreak of floods. This will provide relief to millions of families.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah stressed on finding a permanent solution to the problem of floods in Bihar, Northeast states and Uttar Pradesh. He said that the concerned officers should work in this direction on a priority basis. He also directed the Ministry of Water Power and the Central Water Commission to review the actual storage capacity of major dams across the country. Due to which there is more water, its timely drainage and flooding can be prevented. He directed to make a planned plan for the least loss of life and property. He emphasized on better coordination between agencies concerned for forecasting flood and water level.
Actually, the total area of 40 million hectares in the country is included in the flood-affected area. In which basin of Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers is prominent. Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are the most flood-affected states in this area. It was revealed in the meeting that the Indian Meteorological Department is providing accurate weather forecasts to the affected states and union territories, but various parts of the country suffered floods due to fast flow of rivers and rupture of river embankments. Due to which there is a huge loss of standing crops and life and property.
During the meeting, the Secretary of the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation gave a presentation. He informed about the ongoing projects in Nepal, dams, flood protection measures, preparations to reduce the impact of floods in the flood forecasts, Ganga and Brahmaputra basins. Officials of the Indian Meteorological Department, National Disaster Response Force, also made a presentation of their preparations during this period.
(Input: Agency IANS)