Tamil Nadu has the highest rainfall effect. Floodwaters inundated Chennai and other towns and villages. Cities / towns damaged houses .. had a severe impact on crops in villages. Saying it rains again is a bit of a concern. The rains this time caused damage to crops in 50,000 hectares in the state. This is 68 per cent of the monsoon crop which mirrors the severity of the situation.
Chennai, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin and the southern delta were affected by the monsoon. 2300 houses were destroyed by the rain. Two-thirds of the state was affected by the rains. It also rained heavily in November. A farmer in Nagapattinam came to harvest 15 acres of paddy. However, due to the rain, it fell to the ground. So many people lost their crops. All his jewelry is in the banks .. he said. He said he would return to farming if he was compensated or the bank would hold it under interest.
Reservoirs in the state were flooded due to rains. This also poses a threat to neighboring states. The central team visited the crop-damaged area in the state for four days. The state government has sought assistance of Rs 2600 crore. The impact was greatest in Cuddalore. The impact of floods, tsunamis and hurricanes will be there.
This time too, the meteorological department said that the rains would once again affect those 4 districts in AP. Nellore, Kadapa, Prakasam and Chittoor districts will be the hardest hit, with heavy rains expected in those four districts from the 27th of this month, according to a latest report. Heavy rains are expected in Anantapur district as well as coastal areas of Guntur and Krishna districts. Already Nellore, Kadapa and Chittoor are mostly affected by the floods. Concerns have been raised over the latest heavy rainfall forecast. The districts are being targeted again.
Crops spread over more than 50,000 hectares have been battered by heavy rain in Tamil Nadu which received 68 per cent more than average downpour this monsoon season.
Story first published: Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 23:54 [IST]