As many as 5375 people rescued & more than 42,000 stranded persons & 268 livestock have been evacuated and taken to safer locations by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) across the country since operation commenced. NDRF is engaged in rescue & evacuation work with full zeal, commitment at various districts of flood affected states viz. Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Total of 173 flood rescue teams are deployed by Force across the country for rescue & relief work during the recent monsoon season. In Kerala, incessant rainfall triggered a major landslide at Ipadi, Puttupala, Wayanad after which NDRF team immediately rushed to incident site.