Rajasthan News

Kota, Jhalawar and Baran normal life affected by rain

by RajasthanDirect
Aug 22, 2013

Incessant rain in southern Rajasthan including Kota, Jhalawar and Baran has badly affected normal life in the region. Many villages in Jhalawar have been evacuated and people taken to safer places. On Tuesday, the district administration rescued 29 villagers who were stuck in a rain-fed nullah. Though the administration claimed no loss of life so far, they said they would start a survey to find out the people who are missing.

According to Jaipur Met office, since the onset of monsoon, Hadauti region including Kota, Jhalawar and Baran have seen a flood-like situation.

“Perhaps Baran has received the highest rain which is almost 1,400 mm so far and is followed by Jhalawar getting nearly 1,100 mm,” said an official of Met department.

In Jhalawar, the rain has wrecked havoc as many villages lost connectivity with other places.

“There is water everywhere. The roads connecting to the villages have been inundated. Schools have declared a holiday,” said Nanak Ram, a resident of Marayata village in Jhalawar.

However, the Jhalawar district administration claimed that the situation has started improving on Wednesday as no rain was reported during the day. “The water level is receding day-by-day. On Tuesday, we rescued 29 people who were stuck in two villages,” said Lalit Kumar Gupta, district collector, Jhalawar.

According to water resources department, the Kota Barrage dam is overflowing and Chambal river has also got a higher water level.

Similarly, Baran district has witnessed devastation especially on the roads and farms. “Roads connecting nearby districts were totally damaged while incessant rain has badly damaged the crops here,” said Anil Mahawar of Anta village in Baran.

Meanwhile, mild to moderate showers continued in some parts of eastern Rajasthan.

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