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Heavy rainfall claims 47 lives in over three days in Maharashtra, flood state of affairs stays grim in Karnataka – India News , Firstpost


IMD additionally stated {that a} low-pressure space brewing over the Bay of Bengal is prone to trigger rainfall in Kolkata and different components of West Bengal through the Durga Puja pageant

New Delhi: The flood state of affairs in lots of components of Karnataka remained grim on Friday as a consequence of torrential rainfall and the discharge of water from main dams, whereas 47 individuals have misplaced their lives in neighbouring Maharashtra within the final three days as a consequence of heavy showers and a deluge which have extensively broken crops on lakhs of hectares.

Of the 47 individuals who have misplaced their lives within the final three days, 28 have died in Pune division, 16 in Aurangabad division and three in coastal Konkan, officers stated on Friday.

In Karnataka, the northern area of the state was the worst-affected space, which confronted floods thrice in as many months.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and guaranteed him of all potential assist from the Centre in rescue and reduction works which are underway. Modi additionally spoke to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and guaranteed him of all potential assist from the Centre.

Meanwhile, Delhi recorded a most temperature of 34.7 levels Celsius at the same time as air pollution ranges dipped barely with beneficial wind velocity serving to within the dispersion of pollution.

With Delhi-NCR bracing for months of poor air high quality, consultants have warned that top ranges of air air pollution can worsen the COVID-19 state of affairs.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) additionally stated the meteorological situations in Delhi have been “extremely unfavourable” for dispersion of pollution since this September as in comparison with final yr.

CPCB member secretary Prashant Gargava stated PM10 focus between 1 September and 14 October this yr has been extra as in comparison with the corresponding interval final yr.

The India Meteorological Department stated heavy to very heavy rainfall was additionally noticed at remoted locations over Konkan, Goa, Odisha, and coastal Andhra Pradesh.

In the jap a part of the nation, climate officers stated on Friday {that a} low-pressure space brewing over the Bay of Bengal is prone to trigger rains in Kolkata and different components of West Bengal throughout Durga Puja.

The low-pressure space is prone to kind round 19 October and be extra marked thereafter, they stated, including that although the system is prone to transfer in the direction of the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast, south-westerly wind move will improve in West Bengal, ensuing within the likelihood of rain.

In south Bengal, together with Kolkata, gentle to average rain is prone to happen until 20 October, they stated.

In Maharashtra, officers stated over 2,300 homes have been broken in heavy rains and floods within the western components of the state, the place greater than 21,000 individuals have been moved to safer locations.

Crops resembling sugarcane, soybean, greens, rice, pomegranate and cotton, unfold over 57,000 hectares in Pune, Solapur, Satara and Sangli districts, have additionally suffered harm.

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar reviewed the flood state of affairs induced as a consequence of heavy rains in western Maharashtra and requested the native administration to conduct a ‘panchnama‘ of broken crops, homes and different properties instantly.

Considering the forecast of the climate division, Pawar requested the administrations of Pune, Solapur, Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur to stay alert.

The Maharashtra authorities stated it should ask the Centre to offer compensation to farmers who’ve suffered crop harm and misplaced their supply of livelihood as a consequence of heavy rains and subsequent floods in components of the state.

Relief and rehabilitation minister Vijay Wadettiwar stated farmers, principally in districts coming beneath the Pune division, have suffered large crop harm in heavy rains on 14 and 15 October brought on by a despair within the Bay of Bengal.

Meanwhile, the flood state of affairs in lots of components of Karnataka was grim on Friday as a consequence of torrential rains and launch of water from the most important dams within the state.  Belagavi, Kalaburagi, Raichur, Yadgir, Koppal, Gadag, Dharwad, Bagalkote, Vijayapura and Haveri have been the worst hit.

An overflowing river Bhima wreaked havoc in Kalaburagi and Yadgir districts inundating many villages and destroying standing crops. Reports stated water had additionally gushed into meals storage warehouses and lentil mills destroying meals grains and items saved there.

“While the average rainfall by the end of September in the state is approximately 800 mm, this year it has reached about 1,000 mm. This trend is across all the four divisions of South Interior, North Interior, Malnad Region and Coastal Karnataka,” a KDMA official stated.

The KDMA in affiliation with the district authorities have additionally opened 41 reduction camps, together with 36 in Kalaburagi alone the place 4,864 individuals have been given shelter.

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