Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reviewed the situation in Uttarakhand following floods caused by a glacier burst at Joshimath in Chamoli district, and took stock of the rescue and relief work underway.
"Am constantly monitoring the unfortunate situation in Uttarakhand. India stands with Uttarakhand and the nation prays for everyone's safety there. Have been continuously speaking to senior authorities and getting updates on NDRF deployment, rescue work and relief operations," Modi tweeted.
The PMO said in another tweet that Modi, who is in Assam to launch several development projects, reviewed the situation in Uttarakhand and spoke to the state chief minister.
"Authorities are working to provide all possible support to the affected," the PMO said.
More than 150 labourers working at the Rishi Ganga power project may have been directly affected, said State Disaster Response Force DIG Ridhim Aggarwal. Rishiganga Power Project has been damaged due breach of a glacier in the Tapovan area. People living on the bank of the Alaknanda river are advised to move to safe places at the earliest, said Chamoli Police.
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) informed that Prime Minister Modi spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and other top officials and took stock of the situation."While in Assam, PM Narendra Modi reviewed the situation in Uttarakhand. He spoke to CM Trivendra Singh Rawat and other top officials. He took stock of rescue & relief work underway. Authorities are working to provide all possible support to the affected," said PMO.
Chamoli district magistrate has instructed officials to evacuate people living in villages on the bank of the Dhauliganga river. The district magistrate and the superintendent of police have left for the spot.
Modi is on a tour to Assam and West Bengal on Sunday. A glacier broke off in Joshimath in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Sunday, causing a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river and endangering the lives of people living along its banks. Massive destruction is feared.