15 Jun 2023

Rajasthan: Cyclone Biparjoy To Enter Jalore, Barmer On June 16 In Form Of Deep Depression; 17 Teams Of SDRF Deployed, 30 In Reserve; CM Gehlot Holds Review Meeting


Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took a review meeting on Wednesday at the CM's residence to review the preparations to avoid possible damage due to storm Biporjoy. The officials of the Meteorological Department told in the meeting that Biporjoy storm is likely to reach south-west Rajasthan on June 16. 

The Meteorological Department officials told that this system will enter Jalore and Barmer in the form of Deep Depression on June 16. Its speed will be 50 to 60 km/h. Because of this, heavy rains and thunderstorms can occur in the state. West Rajasthan may receive rainfall up to 300-400 mm. After June 17, this system will gradually weaken.

Heavy rain likely in Jodhpur and Udaipur divisions on June 16, 17

There is a possibility of thunderstorm with heavy rain in Jodhpur and Udaipur divisions on June 16 and 17. Strong winds with a speed of 60 to 70 km per hour are expected in the adjoining areas of Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jalore and Jodhpur on 16th June and in the adjoining areas of Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ajmer on 17th June. 

Due to the storm, there is a possibility of water logging, damage to houses and uprooting of electric poles and trees and plants in the low-lying areas of south-west Rajasthan.

SDRF teams deployed

Rajasthan Chief Secretary Usha Sharma said that the state government is fully prepared to deal with the cyclonic storm Biparjoy. To deal with any situation, 17 teams of SDRF have been deployed and 30 teams are in reserve. They will be sent wherever it is needed.

The district collectors present in the meeting assured that departments like electricity, medical, police have been alerted, they are alert with their machinery.

There should be no loss of life or property

Usha Sharma said that the level of our preparations for Biparjoy should be such that there is no loss of life or property. She directed the officers to remain present at their headquarters.

Chief Secretary Usha Sharma emphasized on spreading maximum information among the people about prevention from this natural calamity. She said that people should not face any problem due to submergence in low-lying areas. 

She said that for this, awareness should be spread among the people through the village head, village guard, Surksha Sakhi, members of the Panchayat Samiti. She said that Rajasthan has always been on top in disaster management. This time also we will face it well.

Members of SDRF, Officers of Meteorological Department, Colonel Ajay Singh Rathod, Wing Commander Shri K Rajesh were present in the meeting. And the collectors of the affected districts were present online.

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