September 2, 2013. That's how these Indian children now have to travel to school — on a boat. As a result of the torrential rains that almost do not stop in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh for a few months, flooded homes and farmland, a local river burst its banks.
Someone goes out of flooded homes, while others remain, especially since there is no place to go, besides, the children have to learn.
In the village of Qala manjhi flooded about 300 households. Family Sangeeta remained.
Schoolgirl: "Our home and flooded sugar cane field. Have to swim to school by boat. Some left their homes and left. "
Many locals say they have become accustomed to the problems and simply learned to deal with them.
Local resident: "We are faced with problems and just try to deal with them. We are left with nothing, because all of our fields are in the water. Now living on reserves. "
Monsoon rains in India begins in June and ends in September. They are vital for the harvest, which largely kept the Indian economy. But when the rains too much, standing water, and the effect is the reverse — the plant roots to rot, and the local population is left without income and food. Furthermore, flash diseases such as diarrhea and dysentery.
The most terrible rampant floods in India this year was in June. The floods have killed more than 6,500 people, many unaccounted for.
Five million people in India were affected by floods
September 4, 2013. Heavy monsoon rains have caused river flooding in Bihar in northern India. The floods affected more than five million people. In the near future, the water level in rivers will not go down, forecasters warn.
The spill Ganges River flooded about 1 thousand villages. Water-damaged areas of the road that connects several states of India. Eliminate the consequences of disaster specialists Task Force on Disaster Reduction, TV channel "Press TV".
Bad weather also touched hundreds of people in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Dozens of houses destroyed, farmland affected. Local residents are forced to spend their savings, to die of hunger because of rampant elements.
In early August, torrential rains caused landslides in one of the most popular tourist states in India — Kerala. Local authorities were forced to close the airport, located in the administrative center of the state, the city of Kochi. In many places, the rains washed away the road, blocking the entrances to the affected villages.
The river Ganges is poured annually during the monsoon season (July — September), at which time the water near the cities of Varanasi and Allahabad may go up by 15-16 m Since the main tributaries of the Ganga — Yamuna and Cauchy — very low banks, the catastrophic floods — not uncommon for the locals.