Heavy rainfall, floods and drought affect life, agriculture and economy of the country - News Roundup (8-15 December 2010)

Heavy rainfall and floods disrupt normal life on one end and on the other droughts force massive losses to agricultural produce.

Reports over the last week indicate heavy rains and loss of lives and property in the state of Tamil Nadu, which has faced the maximum brunt of the rains followed by Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh. Reports also indicate that there have been massive losses to agricultural produce due to heavy rains in parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and because of droughts in the state of Orissa. At the same time, reports also indicate good news that there has been a rise in the water levels in the country and of attempts being made in different parts of the country to cope with floods and excessive rains in the future.

Rainfall
Tamil Nadu

Sikkim

Andhra Pradesh

Kerala

Himachal Pradesh

Impact of the rains and floods on agriculture

Drought in Orissa

Damage control efforts following the rains, floods and droughts

Rise in water levels in the country

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