Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday visited the areas affected by landslides in Darjeeling district of West Bengal and said that the government would be releasing relief funds for those affected.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday handed out relief cheques worth Rs 4 lakh to families of the victims of the heavy rains and the resultant landslides in the Darjeeling district of the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday expressed pain over the loss of lives due to landslides in Darjeeling district of West Bengal and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased.
A series of landslides triggered by incessant rains in the past three days have damaged houses and disrupted surface communication in Arunachal Pradesh with the state capital receiving over 100 mm rain in past 24 hours.
At least 16 people have been killed and over four lakh people were affected due to heavy rains and hailstorms in southern parts of China during last week, the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) said on Monday.
The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high in the earthquake-hit Nepal in the coming weeks, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, scientists have warned.