Maharashtra Rain Latest News: Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Coast Guard, Navy and Army have been deployed in the region and the State Disaster Management Authority has begun rescue and relief operations.
Massive rain in Maharashtra affected several areas of the state on Thursday. Teams of the Army and Navy started the rescue operations in the flood-hit Raigad and Ratnagiri districts of the coastal Konkan region. On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray about the situation and assured him of all possible support from the Centre.
Chiplun, Khed and some other towns in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri were inundated following heavy rains. An official told news agency PTI that two people died due to a landslide near Parshuram ghat in the district during the day.
On Thursday evening, PM Modi spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray about the situation and assured him of all possible support from the Centre. “Spoke to Maharashtra CM Shri Uddhav Thackeray and discussed the situation in parts of Maharashtra in the wake of heavy rainfall and flooding. Assured all possible support from the Centre to mitigate the situation. Praying for everyone’s safety and well-being.
Part of the rescue operation, an Air Force helicopter has been made available for rescue operations in Ratnagiri district, said a statement from the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s office.
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