Massive Rain Damage In SHIMLA Himanchal Pradesh In 2023

Shimla is the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is a very popular holiday-retreat during the summer months and is well-known for its Victorian architecture, which is reflected in certain areas of the Mall and The Ridge. It is also a famous holiday spot for honeymoon.

In 2023 the entire hill state has been declared as a “natural calamity affected area” in view of the damage caused to human life and property due to heavy rains and cloudbursts.

The state government has declared the damage caused by heavy rainfall as a state calamity. Rescue operations are ongoing and the estimated loss is ₹10,000 crore. The Indian Institute of Advance Studies in Shimla has also been affected by the heavy rains.

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What is the cause of landslide in SHIMLA

Weeks of heavy rainfall have affected thousands of people across Himachal Pradesh and the neighbouring state of Uttarakhand, causing widespread destruction of life and property. State government reports reveal at least 348 people have died due to rain-related incidents such as landslides and flash floods since June.

How many people dead in SHIMLA ?

With nearly 80 deaths, Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, was hit particularly hard.

Chief Minister Sukhwinder Sukhu said the state’s loss exceeded 100bn rupees ($1.2bn, £961m), underscoring the magnitude of the destruction.

More than 2,220 homes have been obliterated while another 10,000 houses lie partially damaged. The wreckage extends to commercial spaces, with 300 shops rendered unusable.

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The toll on livestock is equally devastating, with nearly 10,000 poultry birds and more than 6,000 cattle and various other animals dead.

Is there a man made cause behind the disaster !

There are myriad factors, say experts, including environmentalists and those working with non-governmental organizations. The laundry list includes climate change, unchecked construction, hydropower projects, deforestation, encroachment of flood plains..

Problems caused by disaster in Shimla

In a disaster, you face the danger of death or physical injury. You may also lose your home, possessions, and community. Such stressors place you at risk for emotional and physical health problems. Stress reactions after a disaster look very much like the common reactions seen after any type of trauma.

What’s the contribution towards the CM relief funds?

Centre approves release of ₹200 cr to flood-hit Himachal Pradesh

A spokesperson of the Union home ministry said the Centre had earlier approved the advance release of ₹360.80 crore from the Central share of the State Disaster Response Fund .

The Centre approved the release of ₹200 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund as advance assistance to Himachal Pradesh to help the rain-battered state undertake relief measures for affected people.

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