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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