The rain fury which is continuing for the past one week in the state has turned out to be a nightmare for many. These heavy rains have so far claimed many lives and have incurred huge crop losses for the state. The unusual summer rains has resulted to be a deadly rain for many and a setback for the agriculture sector.
Creating a huge loss for the farmers these rains ruined the ready to harvest paddy in a stretch of 20,000 acres in different districts of the state. It was the poor farmers who suffered the fury of this sudden rain which paralysed their life. The damage does not end here, the cash crops of pepper and coffee in the Wayanad and Idukki districts have also been affected badly.
These un-seasonal rains may have created a huge destruction in the state with both lives and property. But it also affected many suburban areas in Kerala with complaints of water logging and flooded streets, creating huge problem for residents and commuters. This week long rains has raised an alarm for the administration to take some concrete measures to overcome such situations before the monsoon finally gets in to its climax.
The state government taking into account the losses which poor farmers faced due to these rains later announced a relief package of Rs 12 crore. Even reports are that the state government has also asked for help to the centre in this matter. Last year monsoon was the most furious monsoons Kerala had ever experienced, and till now people are still recovering from the huge losses those rains incurred to them. Amidst all this these sudden rains has created a state of fear in the minds of people as to what all is about to come in next.