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Aurangabad: Over three dozen villages under Daudnagar, Nabinagar and Barun blocks in Aurangabad district are facing flood-like situation after release of 10 lakh cusec water from Rihand and Bansagar dam into river Sone, which is rising menacingly.

Sensing the gravity of the situation, Aurangabad district administration has sounded alert across the district asking the officials to carry out massive relief operations in the flood affected areas. Aurangabad DM Kanwal Tanuj on Saturday said he has issued directives to the officials to closely monitor situation in the flood affected villages and start evacuation works if required. He also sought people’s  cooperation in handling the  situation.

Over 110 persons including the employees of a private construction company engaged in constructing a bridge over  river Sone between Daudnagar and Nasriganj were rescued by the district administration. The work on the bridge has been badly affected due to the flood. SDPO (Daudnagar) Sanjay Kumar said that over 19 SDRF jawans and four boat teams have been called to accelerate relief work in aflood affected areas.

The farmers of the flood affected areas are a harried lot as their standing paddy crops have been damaged. A farmer Vijay Singh said that every year they have to suffer either due to floods or draught. He said that even though their crops are destroyed due to nature’s fury, they have to run from table to table in government offices to get compensation for damaged crops.

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