Low-lying regions of Prayagraj affected because of increase in water levels of Ganga and Yamuna rivers. (ANI Photo)
LUCKNOW: As many as 644 villages are affected by flooding 16 districts of Uttar Pradesh, a state government official said on Tuesday. These cities are located at Ambedkarnagar, Ayodhya, Azamgarh, Bahraich, Ballia, Barabanki, Basti, Deoria, Farrukhabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Lakhimpur Khiri, Kushinagar, Mau, Sant Kabirnagar and Sitapur districts, Relief Commissioner Sanjay Goyal said in a statement.
Of the 644 cities impacted, 300 are cut off from other parts of the districts,” he said.
Goyal also stated 373 protector houses and 784’baarh chowki’ (flooding outposts) are established from the state.
As many as 414 ships have been pressed into action. Twenty-nine teams of the NDRF, SDRF and that the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) are set up from the flood-affected districts, officials said.
River Ganga was flowing above the danger mark in Ballia and river Sharda in Palia Kalan at Lakhimpur Khiri, they included.