Jaipur,  25 August .

Indian Army was requisitioned by the Civil Administration to rescue the stranded population in the flooded districts of Baran,Jhalawar,Bundi,Kota and Dholpur on 23 & 24 August. 

Due to incessant rains and consequent flooding of rivers and catchment areas in these districts, hundreds of household got trapped in the flood and local populace was marooned in the high grounds of their villages. On being requisitioned by the District Civil Administration, the Army columns of the Sapta Shakti Command swiftly sprang into action on 23& 24 August.


The Army flood relief columns travelled over 175 kms in rains and flooded patches to reach remote areas of the affected districts for rescue of villagers who were stranded since 22 August. The columns coordinated the rescue efforts with NDRF, SDRF and Civil Administration. 

The relief teams in their boats waded through the dangerously flowing waters to reach and rescue the stranded residents. More than 500 residents had been rescued and evacuated to safety in the affected districts till last reported. The rescued persons were provided with much needed warm food and shelter and medical aid by the Army Medical Team.


Rescue efforts continue and Indian Army is working relentlessly in the affected districts as per the last reports received.