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    The most things that immediately happen in India when rain greet us!

    As soon as rain lashed out in India(in any part of the region) the first and foremost thing is power off and after that, there will be huge crop loss(If it is an unseasonal rain) next it will be stagnated water on roads, Traffic congestion, the viral diseases, and water comes to our houses if that is a low-level area, difficult to move from one place to another place even Human loss,property loss will also occur in case of heavy rains.These are the most things that immediately happen in India when rain greet us.Knowledgeable members, please post your view on this.
  • #607951
    It is true. If there is a shower of water for a few minutes power will go. If rain continues for 15 to 20 minutes, all roads will have water full and we will have traffic jams. People will afraid to travel because under water where are open manholes. Accidents will happen definitely. So people will go very slow and congestion will be there. These are the effects of small and medium rains. The after effects are viral fevers and other diseases. At least if government can create a moderately good infrastructure these effects even in case of small and medium rains will come down.
    When the fate is like that even in small rains why to mention specially about heavy rains and cyclones. Untimely rains will spoil the crops. Government will announce special financial help to them. Only 25% will reach the effected remaining 75% will be routed in a different route. Where it will go is known to everybody. We a the tax payers will suffer as usual without any solution to our problems.

    always confident

  • #607958
    Communication Network failure as signals get cut and we don't know what is happening outside the world.
    A blunt knife or rusted knife can't be useful for anything just for the sake we call it as the knife similar to PayTM series or Sachin or Virat records.

  • #607974
    Well if the rain is drizzling type and pouring constantly, that is very much useful for the drinking water source and also good to the crops. But what happens across the country that heavy dark clouds suddenly appear and rains are lashed for half an hour to one hour time. And unfortunately our drainage system is such old that it cannot take the inflow of storm water with so much quantity and thus our gutters get choked and the water gets stagnated and we can imagine if the drainage water stagnates for days together then diseases are bound to occur. But what surprises me that the current department would be happy to snap the power for hours together. Even though there is no wind during the rain, the power goes off as the precautionary measure. But that is done intentionally. The department can cite reasons for power cut and thus there wont be complaints from customers.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #607981
    Rainfall is quite common in all parts of the country. It has both good as well as bad effects. The pre-monsoon rain hits many parts of the country before the rainy season bringing relief from the scorching heat. At the same time, the storm that precedes the rain plays havoc, destroying small huts in rural areas and causing great damage to mango and other fruits, In West Bengal and some other parts of eastern India, it is called 'Kal Baisakhi'.

    When the monsoon rainfall begins, it brings smile in the faces of the farmers as most of them still depend on rain to sow their crops. However, heavy rainfall causes many problems in rural as well as urban areas. The low lying areas go down under water, the rivers overflow increasing chances of flash flood and the dangers of avalanches increases in hilly areas.
    In urban areas, people face the problems of water-logged roads, traffic jams, chocking of drains causing dirty water flow on the roads and even entering into the houses and many such other problems.

    I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.

  • #607985

    Great thread the author has started. Oscar Wilde has said: " There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants and the other is actually getting it".

    His quote is very apt for rains in India especially the major metros. Daily we read of people praying for rains so that they can get enough water for the dams, lakes, irrigation etc even going to the point of cloud seeding. Alas when the first major downpour happens, overnight "Life comes to a standstill" and every media output shows images of widespread damage, loss of property and sadly loss of a life. Recently in the Mumbai downpours a doctor sadly lost his life by slipping into a open manhole.

    Having firsthand experience of such major downpours being in Bangalore, what happens after rains is that

    1. Water in puddles, small ponds or at time fill entire stretches of road from ankle deep to knee deep water.
    2. Loss of electricity which is sporadic and unpredictable
    3. Two wheelers half hazardly parked at every shelter along the roads blocking traffic
    4. Four wheelers whizzing past throwing up huge sprays on water on the poor pedestrians and fellow travellers
    5. Sudden hike in demand and fare price of cabs and autos.
    6. Nature's fury often brings down hoardings, weak and old trees and electric poles

    Next day we are sure to read about water getting into home of the unfortunate people who have invested their life's earning in their dream home that's built on a previous lakebed or and rapidly developing extension of the city.

    People often blame the Rain God and many of us blame the infrastructure or lack of it. To the simplest of minds the easiest answer that we can think of is yes rains come and water has to drain via various means into the drains and ultimately reach larger storm drains. Here lies the complexity: there is simply no way for water to drain.

    Every year, every season the same story repeats in the same places. I'm amazed that we cannot find a solution because I'm sure the money spent on repairing the damage from rains and disease would be far more than ensuring safe means of water drainage.

    Now this can be done only by a true and genuine long term commitment from the people and the official machinery. Until this happens, the unfortunate common man has to suffer in silence!

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