The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is conducting flood rescue and evacuation operations in flood affected areas of UP, Haryana and Delhi.
Teams of 8th Battalion of NDRF Ghaziabad are doing their best day and night in all flood affected areas. NDRF rescue people as well as animal livestock.
The National Disaster Response Force has rescued more than 900 animals, including cows, dogs, goats, rabbits and a bull worth Rs 1 crore, from the flood-affected areas of Delhi and Noida during the last few days, it said on Saturday.
This is our country’s philosophy ‘No one should be left behind in times of need’, NDRF wrote on Twitter. #आपदासेवासदैवसर्वत्र
Evacuation Operation of livestock by NDRF Teams in Sector 135, Noida is underway since Thursday. Teams of NDRF rescued three cattle from the flooded areas of Noida on Saturday, July 15. One of the rescued animals is a bull called ‘Pritam’ belonging to India’s renowned bloodline, valued at Rs 1 crore
The bull is worth Rs 1 crore, the force said in a Twitter post.
Team @8NdrfGhaziabad has rescued 3 cattle including India’s No.1 Bull “PRITAM” costing 1 Cr. from Noida. NDRF teams are working hard to save lives in flood affected areas,” NDRF tweeted.
A spokesperson for the federal contingency force said its rescuers undertook a “significant” and “challenging evacuation” in Sector-135 of Noida, neighbouring Delhi, from where it rescued 221 livestock such as cows, calves and goats, dogs and rabbits and “India’s number one bull, named Pritam”.
The heavy rains in the northern parts of the country have caused severe flooding, with areas along the banks of the Yamuna River being hit particularly badly.
NGOs step in to rescue dogs in flood-hit Noida, Delhi
As the Yamuna breached its banks and water overflowed onto the streets of Delhi, endangering lives and damaging property in low-lying areas, the aim of all first responders was to rescue as many people as possible.
In many cases, however, animals — stray dogs, cows, bulls and cats — were left behind to sink or swim.
While the National Disaster Response Force stepped in to rescue more than 900 animals, from the flood-affected areas of Delhi and Noida during the last few days, two NGOs also evacuated to safety more than 400 dogs.
Friendicoes and Noida-based House of Stray Animals conducted operations in various parts of the city and rescued hundreds of dogs trapped in low-lying areas hit by a rise in the Yamuna’s water level.
Speaking about the rescue operation, a member of Friendicoes told PTI that their group of volunteers rescued more than 150 dogs and over 10 cows and calves within three days from the flood-hit areas.
here are 10-15 Friendicoes volunteers spread across Delhi-NCR and are carrying out the rescue operations, the Friendicoes member told PTI. “We rescued dogs from Mayur Vihar, DND Road, east Delhi, Sector 135 in Noida. We tried covering the whole stretch of the Yamuna in Delhi-NCR as much as possible. More than 150 dogs have been rescued in the past three days.” House of Stray Animals also pitched in to rescue the distressed animals trapped in the low-lying areas of the national capital and moved at least 300 dogs to safety.
The NGO has also set up a medical camp at Sector 135 in Noida for the animals being rescued.
“We rescued the animals trapped in the low-lying areas and moved at least 300 dogs to safety. We also rescued 10-12 buffaloes from Sector 135, Noida. A medical camp has been set up to treat the rescued animals,” the NGO’s founder Sanjay Mohapatra told PTI.
The situation in Delhi could worsen if predictions of more rain in the national capital and the river’s upper catchment areas come true. The city has been grappling with waterlogging and flooding for a week now. Initially, a downpour caused intense waterlogging on July 8 and 9, with the city receiving 125 per cent of its monthly rainfall quota in just two days.
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