With July just starting, the western states of India are expected to see the peak of monsoon soon. With heavy rainfall, comes the danger of floods that might hit certain regions in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. As such the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) is already taking precautionary measures to see to it that rescue and relief work is carried out efficiently and in a timely manner in case of floods in any of the regions. The NDRF is working together with the Disaster Management Department of the State Government for this cause.
A spokesperson for a battalion of NDRF said that after consultation with the State Relief Commissioner, more than three teams had been sent from Jarod, Vadodara, district to various districts of Gujarat. These teams are equipped with necessary modern and traditional rescue equipment and materials.
Besides, as part of pre-monsoon deployment, four more teams have been dispatched for Rajkot, Surat, and Banaskantha. A total of nine teams will be deployed in these districts during monsoon to carry out rescue and relief operations in coordination with local administration.
This process was started with the onset of monsoon in consultation with the state government and administrations. As part of this, three teams were earlier deployed in three districts of the state and four districts of Rajasthan.
So far, 10 battalions are currently present in the districts to handle pre-monsoon disasters in Gujarat and Rajasthan.