The media has been called upon several times these past few days for stretching Sushant Singh’s case way too far while blatantly ignoring the pivotal issues that need public attention.

And they have done it yet again by not covering the issue of national importance – Madhya Pradesh floods.

Madhya Pradesh Is Drowning Yet No One Seems To Care

An estimated 454 villages across 12 districts of Madhya Pradesh have been severely affected by floods due to heavy rain on the 28th and 29th of August. The districts of Hoshangabad, Raisen, Sehore, Bhopal, Vidisha, Chhindwara, Balaghat, Seoni, Katni, Sagar, Shivpuri, and Ujjain have been affected.

At least 24 people, around seven of them children, are feared dead as per a report dated 31st August 2020. Four children, aged between 4 to 9 years, were crushed under a wall after it collapsed on them in Katni district on Saturday.

The state sought help from the Indian Army for carrying out the rescue operation successfully. Close to 11,000 people were evacuated by 31st August by the dedicated and combined efforts of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force (IAF), and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). 

The Army personnel and the NDRF were carrying out massive rescue operations with boats and other gear, as reported by Manish Rastogi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The airlift operations are ongoing in several places.

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A few areas in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha are also going through a similar fate, where several villages are battling against the wrath of floods.

Who Is To Be Blamed For This?

Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, has raised concerns over the poor coordination between the respected officials of Maharashtra and MP, which resulted in massive floods in both the states.

Continuous rainfall resulted in the overflow of water from the dams, resulting in floods in low-lying areas. Road connectivity was severely impacted as the bridges and culverts submerged underwater in several places.

Newly constructed bridges have also been damaged, roadways are severely affected

MP officials had to discharge the excess water towards Maharashtra, which resulted in floods in the latter state.

Lack of coordination with the Madhya Pradesh government led to this alarming situation. The state should have coordinated with the MP government. It would have helped in issuing early alerts,” said Fadnavis. He further believes that “inordinate delay in calling the NDRF led to more damage”.

While the situation could have been better managed if the resources were in place beforehand, it is still shocking to see how the mainstream media is hardly putting any light on it. With several states badly affected and a thousand lives at risk, this should be their utmost priority.

Sources: Hindustan Times, Times of India, The Week + more

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