In this special podcast, Himanshu Thakkar, Co-ordinator of the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People explains the main causes behind the severe floods in the country.
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa began asking for donations to the chief minister’s relief fund starting August 9, and Rs 4.09 crore has so far been collected.
Among the prominent donors is this years Sahitya Akademi award winner, poet Sushilkumar Shinde, who donated his entire prize money of Rs 50,000 in the CM Relief Fund.
A Kerala government update at 5 PM said 102 people lost their lives across the state in floods and landslides, triggered by the second spell of monsoon, since August 8.
Kolhapur and Sangli were the worst-affected by torrential rains and floods.
District administrations of Bolangir, Subarnapur, Boudh, Angul, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Kendrapada and Jajpur have been asked to remain prepared to deal with the impending flood.
In this podcast, we look at the flood situation in 2019, and attempt to explain why a country on the move can’t seem to solve the persistent issue of regular flooding.