Rendering thousands of people homeless and causing massive destruction of land and property, floods across many parts of the country have created a havoc. The flood toll has now reached a whopping 200.
Rescue and relief operations are in full swing. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the injured are entitled to a compensation of Rs 50,000, while the family of the deceased will get Rs two lakh.
Torrential rains were experienced by two main weather systems which developed over either side of the country, one being over South Rajasthan and Gujarat and another over Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand.
Several other parts of the country also experienced heavy rainfall.
Several parts of Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand witnessed extremely heavy rains between 21 and 25 July. Though rains have reduced significantly over the areas of Odisha. Waterlogging was observed in many parts of Jharkhand and West Bengal.
Meanwhile, parts of Gujarat and South Rajasthan have been reeling under flood conditions which had experienced non-stop rains.