The North East Monsoon today set in over South India, bringing its first spell of rains and the MeT department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala in the next 24 hours.
With a current deficit of 34 per cent, Himachal Pradesh is heading for huge rain deficit as the prospect of heavy rains in the region during the next fortnight before the withdrawal of monsoon looked bleak.
A plea was on Monday filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government for providing immediate relief including cash and medicines to flood victims in the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced a special assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir besides a Rs 2 lakh compensation from the Prime Minister`s Relief Fund for the kin of the dead and Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured.
As torrential rains continued wreaking havoc across Punjab and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, PM Nawaz Sharif vowed to leave no stone unturned to help disaster-hit victims as the death toll from floods topped 110, reports said Sunday.