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4,500 NDRF Personnel Deployed Across 71 Locations In India To Deal With Floods

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| July 12 , 2018 , 15:51 IST

To deal with heavy rains and possible floods, nearly 100 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), comprising of around 4,500 personnel have been deployed across 71 locations in India.

The 97 NDRF teams have been deployed in 14 states for rescue and relief operations of flood affected people, a Home Ministry official said. Additional teams have also been placed on standby in all NDRF battalions and would be mobilised as per requirement.

The NDRF is in constant contact with the India Metrological Department (IMD), the Central Water Commission (CWC) and other agencies. NDRF battalion commanders are in contact with state authorities to offer all possible assistance in times of crisis, apart from which a 24x7, NDRF control room is also monitoring the situation from Delhi round-the-clock.

Special attention has been given to mobilise NDRF resources at vulnerable locations across India and the disaster emergency force is said to be fully geared to face any eventuality rising due to floods.

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The deployment of the NDRF teams has been made keeping in view the vulnerability profile of the respective areas and in consultation with state and local administration.

Already, NDRF teams have been brought into action in Maharashtra, evacuating 68 people from Manikpur and 411 from Nalasopara, Palghar.

This year, heavy rains and floods have so far wrecked havoc in the northeast states of Assam, Tripura and Manipur, as well as in Mumbai.