Monsoon season is here and it also brings the various allergies with it which may cause nasal congestion or stuffy nose.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday said that the state has suffered a loss of Rs.2,892 crore in the monsoon rains which also claimed 50 lives.
At least 110 people have been killed and 300,000 others affected due to the heavy monsoon rains and flooding in many parts of Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.
Three persons were reportedly washed away in flood waters in Thane district on Friday.
The government said it has prepared contingency plans for 320 districts where monsoon rains have been poor, amidst fears of a 20 per cent shortfall in rains in August-September.
The Chief Minister condoled their death and announced a
compensation to the eight persons from Tiruvannamalai.
There was no let up in the
flood situation in Assam as several rivers rose menacingly
while railway tracks were washed away disrupting train
services with Arunachal Pradesh.
The city experienced monsoon
showers for the second consecutive day Wednesday leading to minor traffic jams in some areas.
The annual rains kept weather pleasant in parts of Rajasthan with Mount Abu recording a maximum rainfall of 62.2 mm.
For a country like India where agriculture contributes 18% of the gross domestic product, but is a source of income to over two-thirds of the nation’s 1.1 billion population, drought is an evil word.
After raising hopes of widespread rainfall in parts of Uttar Pradesh, the monsoon has once again disappointed the people of the state where 47 out of 71 districts have already been declared drought-hit.
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