Flood threat looms large in Uttar Pradesh, many rivers in spate
Lucknow: Owing to incessant rains and overflowing of rivers in Nepal, various parts of Uttar Pradesh, especially the eastern districts, are facing threat of floods. The floods in Nepal rivers used to pose flood threat in UP almost on regular basis and government level talks had also taken place to minimise the loss by way of some restrictive measures.
While the eastern region of UP is directly affected by the rivers of Nepal, otherwise also, the major rivers like Ganga and Yamuna are also on the spate forcing natives to shift to safer places even as the rescue and relief operations are already in the place, an official spokesman said.In fact, all the rivers of UP like Ganga , Yamuna, Ghagra, Saryu, Rapti, Sharda and other smaller rivers are flowing over the danger mark in several districts of the state affecting crops and property in hundreds of the villages in the state.
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Ghagra river is already flowing eight cm above the red mark at Barabanki where the situation has become alarming in several villages. Simlarly, Ghagra and Saryu rivers are poised to create havoc in Gonda and Balrampur, bordering Nepal. Ghagra in Bahraich while Sharda and Ghagra in the districts of Sitapur, Lakhimpur Kheri and adjoining districts are posing grave threat to agriculture.
Ganga and Yamuna on spate:
- Holy river of Ganga has already crossed danger mark in Sangam city of Allahabad while is on rampage in Unnao, Fatehpur , Kannauj and Hardoi districts of Kanpur division inundating many villages.
- The temple city of Varanasi is also witnessing overflowing Ganga which has already submerged its world-famous ghats.
Drought-hit Bundelkhand under flood threat:
- Yamuna, Betwa, Ken and Mandakini rivers have also pose flood threat in Buldelkhand region of the state which had been under drought for past many years.
- Sensing danger, the authorities have opened gates of Kyolari dam in Hamirpur district.
- Five gates of Rihand dam in Sonbhadra district have also been opened to release 50,000 cusec water.
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