The relief and rescue operation is going on at war footing in the villages of Uttarakhand following heavy rains and cloud burst.
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Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said: “NDRF,Assam Rifles,ITBP, SDRF deployed in Bastadi village in Pithoragarh which has been worst-hit by cloudburst, Work is underway for roads that’ve been blocked due to landslides,will be cleared soon.”
” I’ll holding discussions with district officials & other authorities today,situation is fine,no need to panic,”he added.
Almost all major rivers in the state are flowing near the danger marks. In view of this, the authorities have asked the people living in low lying areas to move to safer places.
The death toll in Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts of state has risen to 16. In seven villages including Bastari under Didihat tehsil of Pithoragarh.