Flood relief operations in aid-to-civil authorities
New Delhi. 26 July 2017. Indian Army’s Battle Axe Division personnel rescued 31 people from flood affected areas in Pali District’s Pawata village .
The team mobilised several columns of troops along with specialised equipment and trained manpower to boost the ongoing rescue and relief work in worst flood affected district after receiving a requisition from Rajasthan Government.Additional columns of the army have also moved for deployment in Jalore and Sanchor to assist the State authorities in relief work.
Responding to requests for additional rescue/relief effort from the Gujarat govt, the Golden Katar Division has despatched 02 additional columns fully equipped with specialised equipment to bolster the ongoing operations.
There are now a total of 05 Indian Army Columns engaged in rescuing people in the flood ravaged villages of Gujarat. 03 of these columns have been drawn from Dhrangadhara Military Station while 01 each has been sent from Gandhinagar based Parbat Ali Brigade and Bhuj based Bald Eagle Brigade.
The Indian Army Contingents at work are accompanied by 11 Engineer Task Forces and 03 Medical Teams.
Major General Anil Puri SM, VSM General Officer Commanding Golden Katar Division is scheduled to visit the worst effected Khara Village in Kankrej Tehsil of Banaskantha to oversee the rescue and relief work .
The Army also distributed food and medicines to aid the flood victims.