The Fact News Service
Shimla, August 14
Himachal Pradesh has been the worst affected state in the country due to the floods and landslides with officials announcing a staggering loss of Rs 7020.28 crore due to the monsoon’s devastating impact on Sunday.
The monsoon season commenced in Himachal Pradesh on June 24. According to the officials, the monsoon’s toll stands at 257 lives lost due to a range of causes.
“Of the 257, 66 people lost their lives due to landslides and flash floods. 191 people lost their lives due to road accidents or other reasons. While 32 people are missing and 290 people have been injured”, the officials informed.
Further, as per the official inputs, 1376 houses have been damaged in the state while 7935 houses have been partially damaged so far in the monsoon havoc.
“270 shops have been damaged amid monsoon and 2727 cow sheds have been damaged”, the officials said.
According to the official data, the state so far witnessed 90 landslides and 55 flash flood incidents. While still nearly 450 roads including 2 National Highways are closed in the state. 1814 electricity supply schemes are still Hampered and 59 water supply schemes are still disrupted, the officials informed.
Meanwhile, in view of the incessant rains, the Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday informed that all educational institutions in the state will remain closed on August 14.
Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has taken this decision in view of the safety of the students due to heavy rains. On the orders of the Chief Minister, the Education Secretary has issued a notification to keep all government, private schools and colleges closed on August 14.