A damaged road in Banaskantha district. Pic/PTI
A week after torrential rains leading to floods wreaked havoc in north Gujarat, state revenue department has declared Banaskantha and Patan districts as 'disaster-affected areas'.
The announcement was made by the department through a Gazette notification issued on Tuesday.
These districts were declared flood-affected areas as per the provisions of 'Gujarat State Disaster Management Act of 2003', said the notification.
The decision to declare these districts, which were hit the most by the flood, as 'disaster affected', was based on the recommendation of the collectors of these districts, it said. As per the notification, all the tehsils of both these districts were affected by heavy rain and flood. These districts will remain in the category of 'disaster-affected areas' till August 15, it said. As many as 218 people were killed in rain-related incidents across the state this monsoon.
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