With water level receding rapidly at Sardar Sarovar dam and Narmada river, the situation is returning to normalcy in Bharuch and Narmada district.

Cleanliness drive has been initiated in flood-affected areas and about 450 safai kamdars have been deployed in Bharuch to complete the work at the earliest.

In past three days, 400 tons of waste has been collected during the drive. Sources said that work will go on for three-four days more. Besides this, the district administration also distributed medicines in affected areas.

Meanwhile, state law minister Pradipsinh Jadeja visited Bharuch and Ankleshwar towns on Thursday to take stock of relief work done so far.

He visited Golden Bridge and other flood-affected areas in both towns. Later, he met all the concerned departments to plan relief work to be carried out. Jadeja asked them to take all possible steps to prevent any disease outbreak in the district.

The minister complimented the district administration for taking timely decisions and saving Bharuch district from massive floods. Later, Jadeja distributed cash-buckets worth Rs6 lakh to 500 families.

“The district administration has done a commendable job in preventing the situation from getting worse. We will conduct a survey in the affected areas and provide all possible help,” Jadeja said.

The administration has also started survey work in Bharuch and Narmada districts to ascertain the actual loss caused due to floods.