Watch India's National Disaster Response Force saving thousands of lives from ravaging floods in Maharashtra


  • The National Disaster Response Force evacuated around 75,000 flood-affected people.
  • At least nine persons drowned on 8 August 2019 when a rescue boat capsized at Brahmnal village in Maharashtra's Sangli district.
  • Around 22 National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force teams are deployed in flood affected regions

In one of its biggest rescue operations, various government agencies and the armed forces helped evacuate around 75,000 flood-affected people. This includes 66,000 people from Kolhapur and Sangli districts.

More than 54,000 people were shifted from Sangli, another 12,000 were moved from Kolhapur. Also, 3,000 people from Pune and 6,000 others from Solapur, Raigad, Ratnagiri and other districts were also moved from their flood-affected homes, said the officials.



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Indian Navy carries out rescue operations in flood-hit Karwar, Karnataka on Aug 7, 2019.

Indian Navy carries out rescue operations in flood-hit Karwar, Karnataka on Aug 7, 2019.

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At least nine persons drowned on 8 August 2019 when a rescue boat capsized at Brahmnal village in Maharashtra's Sangli district.

At least nine persons drowned on 8 August 2019 when a rescue boat capsized at Brahmnal village in Maharashtra's Sangli district.

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NDRF personnel rescue villagers in Palghar, Maharashtra. Heavy floods have killed 16 people in the state

NDRF personnel rescue villagers in Palghar, Maharashtra. Heavy floods have killed 16 people in the state

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Around 22 National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force teams are deployed in these regions.

Around 22 National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force teams are deployed in these regions.

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Initially, it was planned to airlift people from affected regions. But on August 7 helicopters which flew up to Kolhapur were forced to return due to heavy rains, poor visibility and adverse conditions.

Initially, it was planned to airlift people from affected regions. But on August 7 helicopters which flew up to Kolhapur were forced to return due to heavy rains, poor visibility and adverse conditions.

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For the sixth consecutive day today, parts of Pune, Satara, Kolhapur and Sangli is hammered by incessant rains, submerging large areas of land, fields, villages, towns and cities. Both road and rail traffic is hit badly.

For the sixth consecutive day today, parts of Pune, Satara, Kolhapur and Sangli is hammered by incessant rains, submerging large areas of land, fields, villages, towns and cities. Both road and rail traffic is hit badly.

Credits: IANS

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