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Karnataka’s Rainy Nightmare 2021

Published Date : November 27, 2021

Like Delhi’s smog situation every year around the same time Karnataka also faces another kind of situation. 

the rainstorm situation and this has been a common occurrence in the past 6 years.

Orange alert is in effect, due to heavy downpours resulting in schools to be shut down in urban and rural districts of Bengaluru to ensure well-being of children. In addition to extremely heavy rains and knee-high water logging there has also been frequent reports of viral fever and dengue is suspected.   

Natives having difficulty in carrying out errands while children find amusement in water on the streets
Natives having difficulty in carrying out errands while children find amusement in water on the streets.

But even the houses are not the safest as there have been many incidents where buildings have collapsed rising concerns among the citizens who live in houses leave alone people living in the slums. 

Rescue party helping natives out of the flooded areas
Rescue party helping natives out of the flooded areas.

Reaching offices and workspaces have been extremely difficult and the season has especially been harsh for vendors, small shopkeepers and business owners. A huge drop in window shoppers and casual buyers again affected the retail sector. Rates of tomato prices have gone way up and due rough sea conditions fishermen have been advised not to venture in the sea hence also affecting the fish markets.

Map of Indian subcontinent with rain intensities over different areas
Map of Indian subcontinent with rain intensities over different areas

Earlier this year we had a very destructive cyclone and we are yet again headed to that path only hoping we dodge it this time. This aggressive shoutout from mother nature is due to low pressure in the Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal and cyclonic circulation has been a factor. 

Even though this is not fatal but it does great hinderance in the lives of people and growth of the nation. It largely affects farmers, fishermen, small business holders, 9 to 5 folk, basically everybody and makes mothers anxious for their children and husbands.

Rough seas on the Karnataka coast affecting fish industries
Rough seas on the Karnataka coast affect fish industries.

 

While we appreciate long monsoons, excess of anything has always been disastrous.

-by Saranya Chauhan

Content Writer (Erakina by RTMN)

November 20, 2021

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5 thoughts on “Karnataka’s Rainy Nightmare 2021”

  1. Good work Saranya. A very well researched n exceptionally well penned Article. Best wishes for future writing.
    Hugs to you❤❤❤

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