While presenting an excellent example of social harmony, groups of young Muslim men in textile town of Ichalkaranji near Sangli have cleaned temples in the village that were marooned in floods.
Pune divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar said the death toll had reached 51 in Pune region with the recovery of more bodies, and four persons were still missing.
On Wednesday, the water level of the Panchganga River at Rajaram weir in Kolhapur was at 42.11 feet, marginally below the danger line of 43 feet, he said.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, ministers to donate a month’s salary towards CM’s Relief Fund; admin trying to provide essential supplies to those affected
The Mumbai-Bengaluru National Highway (NH-4), which was submerged under floodwaters last week, was partially opened for traffic on Monday after the water receded.
According to a statement from the state government, 4,24,333 people have been evacuated and shifted to safer places across the state.
Although the overall situation has improved slightly, the operation to evacuate the flooded areas and moving stranded people to safer locations and providing relief to them is still on.
Questioning if the minister was on "tourism", the NCP asked Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to seek resignation of the "insensitive" water resources minister.
The rescue teams left for Sangli on Thursday night by road in state transport vehicles after their airlift was aborted due to unfavourable condition.