Ministry of Defence

Relief & rescue efforts of Indian Coast Guard in floods-hit areas of Maharashtra, Goa & Karnataka

Posted On: 25 JUL 2021 7:34PM by PIB Delhi

Key highlights:

  • ICG deploys its assets in affected areas
  • 215 precious livessaved
  • ICG teams provide relief material to stranded people
  • More teams, ships & aircraft on standby

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has deployed its resources to aid the civil authorities in relief &rescue operations in floods-hit areas of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.The ICG despatchedDisaster Relief Teams (DRT) with inflatable Gemini boat and life-saving gear to the affected areas. The DRTs reached areas rendered unapproachable due to water inundation especially in Chiplun & Mahad districts of Maharashtra and Umlijoog, Khargejoog, Bodjug Island and Kinnar village in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. The teams evacuated the stranded people and provided relief material.




In Goa, ICG aircraft undertook aerial assessment of Ganjem Dam, Usgaon and Codli areas. An ICG helicopter air-dropped approximately 100 kgs of relief material, including food packets and drinking water, for the stranded people.



The services of Coast Guard air station at Ratnagiri are also being extended to Indian Navy and Indian Air Force aircraft for airlifting of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, relief material and facilitating rescue operations across the affected regions.

As on July 25, 2021, the ICG has saved 215 precious lives across these three states. The ICG DRTs, ships and aircraft are on standby for immediate mobilisation, if need be and a close coordination with local administration is being maintained.

Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force are also providingsupport to the civil administration and National as well as the State Disaster Management Authorities in relief and rescue operations in the flood-affected areas of the three states.



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