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Sep 16, 2019
2:12PM

Rajasthan: Many villages facing water logging crisis due to huge influx of water in Chambal river

PTI
In Rajasthan, many villages are facing water logging crisis due to the huge influx of water in the Chambal river. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took an aerial view of the affected areas this morning and took stock of the water logging and flood like situation. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also visited the flood-affected areas of  Kota and issued necessary directions to the administration.

AIR correspondent reports that  after taking the aerial view of flood-affected areas, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that overall situation is under control. Government is taking all necessary steps for relief and rescue work. All the gates of Rana Pratap Sagar Dam, Jawahar Sagar and Kota Barrage Dam are open. Due to large amount of water drainage, many villages of Kota, Sawai Madhopur and Dhaulpur districts have been covered with water and the low-lying areas have been flooded. Though, rain is now stopped in Kota division since last evening. But, Met Department has been issued Red  warningfor Baran, Jhalawar, Kota and Chittorgarh Districts.

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