So far, Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have evacuated 23,530 stranded people. Army has deployed 215 columns of its personnel for rescue and relief operations. They have distributed 5,000 blankets and 140 tents.
The Army also distributed 23,000 litres of water and 600 kg of biscuit in the flood-affected areas and water bottles are airlifted from Chandigarh and Delhi. For post-floods, medical relief camps, 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services have also swung into action.
Medicines weighing 85 metric tonnes were airlifted for the flood victims and 16 relief camps have been set up in the State and 155 tonnes of relief materials are dropped by the Indian Air Force. Altogether 52 aircraft and helicopters have been pressed into action, said the army in an update.