The India Meteorological Department (IMD) recently issued an alert for rain and thunderstorms in Assam and North Eastern states and various other parts of the country. According to the IMD, moderate-intensity thunderstorms with gusty winds of 50-70 Kmph are expected in the North, North-West, South, South-west, Central, North-East, and East regions of the country.
Thunderstorms and rainfall in alerted by IMD in many areas in India
The IMD also stated that thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds would occur in the adjoining areas of several regions such as Assam, South-East Delhi, Kurukshetra, Assandh, Safidon, Panipat (Haryana), Gangoh,Kaithal, Karnal, Rajaund, Deoband, Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Kandhla, Chandpur, Daurala, Meerut, Bijnaur, Khatauli, Sakoti Tanda, Hastinapur, Kithor, Amroha, and Moradabad (U.P. Thunderstorms with light-intensity rain are also expected to occur in Rohtak (Haryana), Deeg (Rajasthan), Mathura, Raya (U.P.), and light-intensity rain over Kosli, Meham, Gohana, Hodal, Hansi (Haryana) during the next two hours.
The unseasonal rains and thunderstorms have resulted in crop damage, which has caused significant losses for farmers across the country. The IMD has issued warnings in various regions, advising people to take necessary precautions to avoid any potential harm caused by the heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.
Assam, in particular, has been hit hard by the unseasonal rains, with heavy rainfall and thunderstorms causing havoc in the region. According to reports, two people have died, and more than 54 villages have been affected by the heavy rainfall. The government and concerned authorities should take measures to support farmers and provide them with adequate compensation for the losses incurred due to heavy rainfall and crop damage.
The unseasonal rains have impacted crops such as wheat, mustard, and vegetables, causing significant losses for farmers. The farmers, who are already struggling due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, are now facing further challenges due to the unseasonal rains and thunderstorms.
The government and concerned authorities should take urgent steps to support farmers and provide them with adequate compensation for the losses incurred due to crop damage. The government should also provide farmers with necessary information and support to help them protect their crops from further damage.
The unseasonal rains and thunderstorms alerted by IMD are a reminder of the need for the government to invest in measures to mitigate the impact of natural disasters on farmers. The government should invest in better irrigation systems, water conservation, and other measures to ensure that farmers can continue to produce crops, even in adverse weather conditions.
The IMD’s warnings and alerts should be taken seriously by the public, and necessary precautions should be taken to avoid any potential harm caused by the heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. People should avoid going out in the rain, and farmers should take necessary measures to protect their crops from damage.
In conclusion, the unseasonal rains and thunderstorms have caused significant damage to crops and resulted in substantial losses for farmers across India. The government and concerned authorities should take urgent steps to support farmers and provide them with adequate compensation for the losses incurred due to crop damage. The government should also invest in measures to mitigate the impact of natural disasters on farmers and ensure that they can continue to produce crops, even in adverse weather conditions.
Water logging in Guwahati
Waterlogging and traffic congestion have been reported in the Rukmini gaon area of Guwahati, following heavy rainfall in the city. The downpour has resulted in water accumulation on the streets, causing inconvenience to the local residents and commuters.
Vehicles are finding it difficult to navigate through the water-logged roads, causing a significant slowdown in traffic movement. The situation is likely to persist until the water recedes, and the roads are cleared.
In addition, ferry services between Guwahati and North-Guwahati have been temporarily suspended due to rising water levels in the Brahmaputra river. The suspension of the ferry services has impacted the transportation of goods and people across the river.