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Overflowing rivers due to heavy rainfall has lead to evacuation of more than 2,000 people from Bharuch district in Gujarat to safer places according to reports.

South Gujarat witnessed heavy rains in Bharuch, Narmada and Surat districts for the last two days. At least 21 villages on the banks of Narmada River have been alerted of the heavy rainfall.

"The water level at Golden Bridge (on the Narmada river) in the city has breached the normal level of 22 feet and touched 29.5 feet," Bharuch District Collector Avantika Singh told Press Trust of India (PTI), adding that "various teams are in the field assessing the situation."

"Their food arrangements and other necessary items have been taken care of," Singh added.

Nearly 100 people were shifted from Sisodhra village to safer places in Narmada district. 

"The water level in Narmada dam has reached a height of 129.47 meter. Our teams are monitoring the situation in the fields. Vasan and Rangan villages in Tilakwada taluka have been kept on stand-by. Village sarpanchs, mamlatdars have been informed of the prevailing situation and also asked to remain alert," Narmada District Collector Rakesh Shankar told PTI.

Heavy rains in the state and neighbouring state of Madhya Pradesh have led Narmada, Sabarmati, Mahi, and other rivers to overflow. 

Amreli in Suarashtra and capital city Ahmedabad also received rains, and severe water-logging has been reported from Vadodara city.

Gujarat is among the 17 states that have been receiving excess rainfall this year's monsoon season, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).