Flood Relief Exercise 'Jal Rahat' in Assam
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Indian Army’s Gajraj Corps, along with other disaster management groups, conducted a joint flood relief drill, 'Exercise Jal Rahat', at Hagrama Bridge on Manas River in Assam on 16th May.
An overview of the news
Apart from Indian Army- SSB, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and Police representatives participated in the exercise.
The event included coordination and rehearsal for rescue missions of people from inundated areas by joint efforts of expert teams of Army, NDRF and SDRF.
Purpose of "Jal Rahat" Exercise:
To showcase the Indian Army's preparedness and capabilities in responding to natural disasters, particularly floods.
To effectively coordinate relief efforts, rescue operations, and provide essential supplies and medical aid to the affected people in a timely manner.
Response to flood situation
Assam is prone to annual floods due to heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers.
The "Jal Rahat" exercise of the Indian Army demonstrated its quick response to the flood situation.
It demonstrated the Army's expertise in conducting rescue operations, evacuating stranded people and setting up temporary relief camps.
Distribution of Essential Supplies
As part of the exercise, the Indian Army ensured the distribution of essential supplies to the flood-affected areas.
These supplies included food, clean drinking water, medical aid, and other necessary items to meet the immediate needs of the affected population.
The army's efforts aimed to mitigate the hardships faced by the flood-affected communities.
About Assam State
Chief Minister - Himanta Biswa Sarma
Governor - Jagdish Mukhi
Number of Districts - 33
Lok Sabha seats - 14
Rajya Sabha seats - 7
State Animal - Indian Rhinoceros
State Bird - White Winged Duck
National Parks – Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Nameri National Park, Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park
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