Sand mining on the banks of river Saryu, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh has resulted in diversion of the course of the river. Flooding, crops being affected and environmental degradation were some of the effects of illegal mining.
The flood waters showed a receding trend in Assam, however, the toll rose to 62 on Sunday.
A total of 57 animals were rescued out of which four died on arrival at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC).
Some traders in areas that usually escape inundation invested in solar gadgets before the arrival of the monsoon in June
Traditionally, houses in Ladakh have had a wooden roof, built to withstand heavy snowfall.
The staff and security personnel are performing their duties using mechanised and country boats to deal with any kind of eventualities, they said.
Thee spread of Japanese Encephalitis during the flood has made the condition more challenging as death toll due to JE has also climbed to 82.
The flood situation in Bihar, Assam and other northeast states has turned worse with the death toll rising to 46 on Tuesday.
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MUZAFFARPUR: Tirhut divisional commissioner Narmadeshwar Lal on Sunday asked officials concerned to keep a close watch on embankments in the region amid rise in water level in several rivers.
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