New Delhi: Heavy rains continue to lash various parts of the country. India’s monsoon rains received above average in the week through September 11. Central parts of the country witnessed heavy rainfall, which hampered crops in some regions.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) data, India received 38 per cent more rainfall than the 50-year average in the week to September 11, whereas Central India received more than 142 per cent.
Monsoon is crucial for farmers and economic growth in India and its deficiency makes the situation worse. India’s about 55 per cent arable land is rain-fed, and rain scarcity affects the farm output, and the livelihood of the people rely on them.
Since the monsoon season began on June 1, overall India has received rains 3 per cent more than average.
Recently, heavy rains across India claimed many lives this monsoon. As per reports, more than 1,000 people have lost their lives due to heavy rain and flood. Most number of death is recorded in Maharashtra, where floods have caused extraordinary damage. Flood not only claimed lives but it also caused damage to the properties, crops and others worth thousands of crores. Industry bodies and political parties have also assessed the situation and suggest that only in Maharashtra flood caused the estimated loss of at least Rs 10,000 crore following the closure of industries, severe damage of crops, and others.
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