Worse Situation In Karnataka, Houses Drowning, Railways Halted, Lives Endangered

  • | Saturday | 24th July, 2021

Karnataka monsoon has led to schools collapse and villagers displace to safer places. 

The heavy rains in Karnataka are doubtful to stop as it lashed around 13 districts in the state. This is leading to disturbance in railways, road transports and caused floods in 22 rivers. 

A report states that Dharwad, Uttara Kannada, Belagavi districts have been among the worst affected. There has been heavy to very heavy rainfall here that has ravaged the region. Due to the opening of many reservoirs following heavy rains in Marathwada region, rivers in Northern Karnataka have experienced heavy flooding. This has caused interruption of railway, road and air travel.

The adverse effect of heavy rains has been seen far and wide in the state. Due to heavy rains, two schools in Joida and Mundgod taluk in Uttara Kannada district have collapsed. Another school in Dharwad taluk, including 3 government schools have partially collapsed in rural areas.

In addition, heavy rain in Chikodi and Nipani taluk of Belagavi have caused heavy flooding in the Krishna river and its tributaries. Rajapura barrage of Maharashtra is releasing 58000 cusecs per day into the river following heavy inflow from the ghat areas. Doodh Ganga river is also in spate and releasing 19,000 cusecs in the river into the lower riparian course.

As a consequence of heavy inflow in the rivers, 6 bridges have been submerged in the Krishna river course. Pandora, Kaneri, Kali rivers are under heavy flooding and 120 villages in 4 districts are inundated.

The monsoon with floods are also getting landslides, with old houses falling down.

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