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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. Wikipedia

Capital: New Delhi Trending

President: Ram Nath Kovind

Population: 1.366 billion (2019) World Bank

Prime minister: Narendra Modi

Gross domestic product: 2.869 trillion USD (2019) World Bank

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Rajasthan, India - In a tragic turn of events, heavy rains induced by Cyclone BIPARJOY have unleashed destructive floods across five districts of Rajasthan. Barmer, Jalore, Sirohi, Pali, and Rajmasand are grappling with the aftermath of torrential downpours, as locals endure the loss of life and extensive damage to their homes and infrastructure.

According to official reports, the severe floods have claimed the lives of at least seven individuals in various rain-related incidents within the affected districts. Their untimely demise has left communities devastated and mourning their loved ones. Rescue and relief operations are underway to provide assistance to those affected by the catastrophe.

Recognizing the dire circumstances, local authorities have taken swift action to minimize the impact of the floods. Approximately 15,000 individuals residing in low-lying areas have been successfully evacuated and relocated to safer locations. This proactive measure aims to ensure the safety and well-being of the affected population.

In a glimmer of hope, the Indian Meteorological Office has predicted a reduction in rainfall starting from 21 June. This forecast raises expectations for improved flood conditions in the coming days. The decrease in precipitation offers a much-needed respite to the beleaguered districts, potentially enabling recovery and rehabilitation efforts to gain momentum.

However, despite the anticipated reprieve, the road to recovery remains arduous. The flood-ravaged areas face substantial challenges in rebuilding their lives and infrastructure. Essential services such as electricity, water supply, and communication networks have been severely disrupted, exacerbating the difficulties faced by the affected population.

Local authorities, along with state and national agencies, are working tirelessly to address the immediate needs of those affected by the floods. Emergency shelters have been set up to provide temporary accommodations, while medical teams have been deployed to ensure the health and well-being of the displaced individuals.

The state government has appealed for assistance from the central government and various humanitarian organizations to support the ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts. Their collaborative intervention is crucial in helping the affected communities regain their footing and rebuild their lives in the wake of this calamity.

As Rajasthan grapples with the aftermath of Cyclone BIPARJOY, the resilience and unity of its people shine through. The nation stands in solidarity with those affected, offering condolences for the lives lost and extending support to those battling the aftermath. Together, they strive to overcome the adversities posed by this natural disaster and emerge stronger in its wake.

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      Affected Persons

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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