Sardar Sarovar dam continues to overflow.

With reduction in inflow at Sardar Sarovar dam, the water level in Narmada river  came down to 30 feet on Tuesday. As water started receding in Bharuch, the district administration initiated cleanliness drives in flood-affected areas.

Even though the inflow at the dam came down from 8.86 lakh cusecs to 5 lakh cusecs, it overflowed by 5.43 metres on Tuesday. The water level was at 127.35 metres.

According to the district administration water level is reducing by 25 cm/hour in the dam and by 10 cm/ hour in the Narmada river.

Floods affected 30 areas of Bharuch and Ankleshwar towns and 45 villages in Bharuch, Ankleshwar and Jhagadia talukas. Sources said that 1.5 lakh people have been affected by the deluge in the district. Altogether six have died, while 40 have taken ill.

Meanwhile, the district administration has deployed 14 teams to remove waste and debris collected in the flood-ravaged areas. They have also started surveying the areas to ascertain the amount of damage caused by the floods.

“A meeting was held to discuss steps to be taken post floods. All concerned departments have been asked to start rehabilitation work immediately,” Avantika Singh, district collector of Bharuch, said.

Besides business, floods have hit agriculture the most.

Jayanti Patel, district agriculture department head, said crops in 12000 hectare area have been destroyed in Bharuch district and 3,000 hectares in Narmada district.

DGVCL has initiated steps to restore electricity supply in 16 areas of Bharuch town, nine of Ankleshwar and 36 villages in Bharuch and Narmada district. It is expected to be functional after three -four days.