Monsoon deluge leads to floods across India; Assam, Bihar, the worst-hit states

| Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 14:28
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh recently conducted an aerial survey of the flood affected areas in Assam

New Delhi: The onset of the 2016 monsoon season has swept the entire Indian peninsula with generous amounts of rain, finally fulfilling the Indian farmers' call for the rainy season to bless their crops. But incessant rain has resulted in flood and flood-like situation in many states across India, some even prompting the application of emergency measures.

Flood in Assam

Like China, Assam has been inundated with endless deluge which eventually resulted in the displacement of more than 500,000 people. 19 lakh residents of the state have been directly affected due to the rain and public infrastructures have been extensively damaged. Kaziranga National Park has been swept with unending deluge, raising apprehensions about the welfare of animals in the region. At least 25 people have died till now.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh recently conducted an aerial survey of the flood affected areas in Assam.

Flood in Bihar

Growing intensity of rain had lead to a dangerous rise of the Mahananda River, pulling in to its ambit the sensitive regions like Kaithar, Purnia and Kishanganj.

At least 26 people have died in the floods.

Flood in Uttar Pradesh

With continues release of water from the barrages, sensitive areas close to being flooded have been issued alert by the state government. The government has set up 41 relief camps to provide assistance and shelter to people.

Flood-like situation in Tamil Nadu

Heavy rain in southern Karnataka translated to a hectic environment in Bengaluru city where traffic was crippled due to intense water clogging in the city.

Flood-like situation in Karnataka

Low-lying areas in the region have been affected by flood. Several lakes in the region have breached the banks to spread into the land.

Water clogging in Gurugram 

Gurgaon witnessed the worst outcome of intense water logging on Saturday when the NH 8 was completely halted due to the millennium city's poor drainage system. Road from Hero Honda Chowk to Iffco Chowk was submerged in water and in inactive traffic.

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