Floods continue to wreck havoc in Kashmir. According to an AFP report, the death toll in the valley has reached 15, and about 237 families evacuated, as of now.
India is experiencing more extreme rainfall events as the global climate warms, a study of 50 years of data by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, reports Reuters.
This year, March has been the wettest month in more than a century, wrecking millions of hectares of winter crops, reports Reuters. The crop damage has been blamed for a spate of rural suicides in recent weeks.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday said they are closely monitoring the increasing water levels in the river Jhelum. Two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deputed to assist the state government authorities.
In September, the Kashmir valley suffered the worst flooding in more than a century, killing more than 200 people and displacing almost a million for weeks. The government has established relief camps for those forced to flee.
(With inputs from Agencies)