The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains and issued a red alert in Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha and Rajasthan at different times for the next two days. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are on standby in these states.
Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are expected to receive heavy rainfall in the next two days, while Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha on Wednesday. Since June, the country has received 3% excess rainfall this season.
A National Disaster Management Authority official told Mint that NDRF teams have been deployed in 18 places across the country, including metros like Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.
Rajasthan has already witnessed heavy rainfall this week; certain parts are reporting flood-like situations. On Tuesday alone, west Rajasthan got 782% more than average rainfall, while east Rajasthan received 436% more than normal rainfall. In Maharashtra, central districts have also been receiving excess rainfall. Reports of northern parts of Madhya Pradesh flooding have been coming in for the last few weeks. Rayalaseema and northern interior Karnataka are also recording excess rainfall.