Weather Today LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said it is unfortunate that several districts of Madhya Pradesh are facing rain and flood, news agency ANI reported.
The prime minister said this while interacting with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in MP today. “Lives & livelihood of several people affected. Govt of India & entire nation stands with Madhya Pradesh in these times of crisis,” he said.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Saturday said that 8,832 people have been rescued from the flood-affected parts of the state, while 29,280 others have been shifted to safer places from these areas till date.
State officials earlier said that Gwalior and Chambal divisions in north Madhya Pradesh have been hit hard by rains over the last few days and at least 12 persons have died so far.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the Southwest Monsoon will remain active over east, northeast and central India regions with widespread heavy rain likely to continue over Madhya Pradesh over the next one week.
Presently, a low-pressure system and its associated cyclonic circulation lies over north Madhya Pradesh, which will begin to weaken from Saturday. However, the cyclonic circulation will persist and cause widespread rain, especially over western Madhya Pradesh, adjoining east Rajasthan and north Uttar Pradesh over the next five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast.
Between July 29 and August 4, central India, especially Madhya Pradesh, had come under the influence of a low-pressure system. In addition, the monsoonal wind convergence from both the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal caused very heavy rain, leading to large-scale flooding.