Flood-like situation continues as Maharashtra CM dials Karnataka counterpart for help
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Flood-like situation continues as Maharashtra CM dials Karnataka counterpart for help

By Zee calender  07-Aug-2019

Flood-like situation continues as Maharashtra CM dials Karnataka counterpart for help

With rain continue to lash several parts of Maharashtra and its adjoining areas and making the flood situation in the state worse, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday urged his Karnataka counterpart B S Yediyurappa to raise the water discharge from Almati dam in order to mitigate the present situation.
The request by Fadnavis has been made as Kolhapur, Sangli, Pune, Satara, Pimpri Chinchwad and surrounding areas have been receiving very heavy rainfall for the past few days, causing a flood-like situation in the state.
"I called Karnataka CM to appraise the flood situation and requesting for increasing water discharge in Almati dam," Fadnavis wrote on his official Twitter handle. 
 
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra governement also urged the central government to provide National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team from Goa in view of discharge of water from Tillari Dam.
"Maharashtra Government requested GoI for @NDRFHQ team from Goa for Dodamarg in Sindhudurg district in view of discharge from Tillari dam. One team already left from Raigad. @Dev_Fadnavis," he added.
Fadnavis, who is presently in Yavatmal district for his ongoing `Mahajanadesh Yatra`, further confirmed that the state government is moving six teams with navy boats to Kolhapur via air. 
"State Government moving 6 teams with Navy boats to Kolhapur by air. For Sangli 4 FRP boats of NDRF are being moved from pune.CM @Dev_Fadnavis also spoke to Karnataka CM @BSYBJP & requested on Almatti discharge. He assured of positive actions," Fadnavis added. 

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