Floods in Uttar Pradesh displace residents, inundates villages

Faizabad, Sep 1 (ANI): Floods due to incessant rainfall in Uttar Pradesh have displaced hundreds of people, submerging lands, houses and inundating villages.

The floods have rendered it difficult for people to communicate and children had to face lots of difficulties in reaching their schools.

More than 300 houses and farms, especially sugarcane farms, of a village named Manjha Kala were washed away.

"Our house and our sugarcane field have been submerged in water. We have to reach our schools on boat. Some people have left their homes and gone," said Sangeeta Yadav, a schoolgirl.

The affected people lashed out at the government for not providing any aid and said that all their life savings were being used up to sustain a living.

"We are facing problems but we are trying to manage. We are left with nothing, as all our farms are flooded. Now we are using up our savings," said Ram Jhiavan, a villager.

Major rivers including Ganga, Yamuna, Sharda and Ghaghra flow through Uttar Pradesh.

India experiences monsoons from June to September, vital for its agriculture. But the rains frequently affect millions of people, devastating crops and homes and sparking outbreaks of diseases such as diarrhoea and dysentery.

Flood water can be detrimental to standing crops if it stagnates, otherwise heavy rains do not necessarily cause major damage to the planted crops. (ANI)


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