Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said that the candidates who have been affected by heavy rain in Maharashtra will get another chance to appear for the JEE (Main)-2021 Session 3.
The minister said that he has advised the National Testing Agency (NTA) to grant another opportunity to all candidates who may not be able to reach the test centre for JEE (Main)-2021 Session 3.
It is worth mentioning here that as many as 129 people have died in rain-related incidents, including multiple landslides, in Maharashtra over the last two days, while 84,452 people under the Pune division were shifted to safer places on Friday.
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The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has enhanced the number of its teams from 26 to 34 for undertaking rescue operations in the coastal areas of Maharashtra that have been hit by landslides and floods triggered by heavy rainfall.
A spokesperson for the federal contingency force said these teams are being deployed in affected areas of Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Satara, Sangli, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Pune and Nagpur for rescue and relief work after consultation with the state administration.
“In view of the severity of the situation, additional eight NDRF teams have been airlifted from Kolkata and Vadodara base which are being deployed in affected areas of Maharashtra,” the spokesperson said.
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