The Madhya Pradesh authorities goes to hunt a particular help of ₹11,861 crore from the Centre for flood aid within the State.
As many as 8,000 villages in 36 of the 52 districts of the State had been battered by extra rain. The 33% more-than-normal monsoon has up to now claimed 220 lives, and prompted shifting of 50,000 folks to aid camps.
Greater than 22 lakh farmers had been affected as their crops over 24 lakh hectares was destroyed as a result of rain. Primarily based on the preliminary evaluation, the injury to crops had been pegged at ₹9,600 crore, mentioned Legislation Minister P.C. Sharma right here on Wednesday. “Already, ₹325 crore was extended as relief to farmers,” he mentioned.
“While the Prime Minister was celebrating his birthday at the Sardar Sarovar Dam, thousands were drowning here. We may even approach court if our request is denied,” he mentioned.
On September 16, Mr. Tomar had written to Chief Minister Kamal Nath directing his consideration to flood within the Chambal river which had affected Morena, his constituency, and Sheopur district.
As a consequence of extra rain in a couple of hours, the influx within the Gandhi Sagar Dam rose to 16 lakh cusecs from 3.5 lakh cusecs, and this precipitated flooding within the backwaters of the Chambal river.
In the meantime, at 168.89 centimetres Bhopal had obtained the very best rain through the southwest monsoon since 1980, mentioned IMD scientist G.D. Mishra.