UP giving wings to helicopter taxisUP CM Yogi Adityanath

Virendra Singh Rawat / Lucknow

Ahead of monsoons, the Uttar Pradesh government is gearing up for flood management in the weeks to come.

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to complete by June 15 all arrangements for tackling the fury of floods in the state.

Meanwhile, the steering group meeting has been completed in nearly all of the 75 districts.

A central flood control room has been set up in Lucknow, while around 50 flood control rooms have been set up in the districts, which will be operational by June 15.

The CM is personally monitoring 24 most vulnerable districts from the point of view of floods viz. Maharajganj, Kushinagar, Lakhimpur Kheri, Gorakhpur, Basti, Bahraich, Bijnor, Siddharthnagar, Ghazipur, Gonda, Ballia, Deoria, Sitapur, Balrampur, Ayodhya, Mau, Farrukhabad, Shravasti, Badayun, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Santakabir Nagar, Pilibhit and Barabanki.

The 16 flood sensitive districts include Saharanpur, Shamli, Aligarh, Bareilly, Hamirpur, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Rampur, Prayagraj, Bulandshahr, Moradabad, Hardoi, Varanasi, Unnao, Lucknow, Shahjahanpur and Kasganj.

While more than 282 flood related projects were completed in 2022-23, a total of 982 flood projects have been undertaken during the Yogi regime.

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Meanwhile, 412 projects are currently underway, including 265 new projects, 7 dredging-related projects, and 140 other projects.

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