Ujjain : Rainwater is yet to recede completely from many low-lying areas of the city even on Thursday. Due to heavy rains continuing in catchment areas of the Kshipra River, heavy water is still continuing in Kshipra and the drainage systemis not taking the rainwater. Shortage of food packets and drinking water is the common problem being aired by the residents of many slum areas of the city.The KshipraRiver remained on spate for the second consecutive day on Thursday.
Even as the relief and rehabilitation camps launched by the district administration were going on, the attendance was thin except during lunch and dinner time. Stagnation of rainwater is preventing the medical and sanitation teams to visit water-logged colonies. Complaints of fever, cold and headache were being aired by the flood victims at the medical camps conducted at the rehabilitation centers. According to the information, more than 25 colonies of near the banks of the Kshipra were vacated and were shifted to the rehabilitation camps. Localities of Narsing Ghat, Ramanuj Kot, Gangaur Darwaja, Manchhaman Colony, Neelganga area and many other colonies on the Sanwer Road were the worst hit.
Fear of absenting the enumeration was continuing among the hutments, as the process was yet to be launched by the officials. Collector Kavindra Kiyawat had issued guidelines pertaining to the enumeration process. He said that the details of damaged crops and houses must be submitted along with photographs. Collector had asked the doctors to form special teams and visit the slum areas in the remaining day, so that medical aid would be provided to the victims. In some areas where the rain water receded the municipal staff were seen busy cleaning the streets and gullies using the jets of fire rescue trucks.