Greater than 100 villages in Raigad district of Maharashtra face the chance of getting hit by landslides and through the unprecedented floods final week, water stage had risen as much as 25 ft at some locations in Mahad city, native residents and officers stated on Wednesday.
Water had risen as much as 25 ft at some locations in Mahad, a stage not seen in current reminiscence, submerging a number of single-storey buildings and floor plus first ground constructions, the native residents stated.
Prior to now too, Mahad has seen floods, however the water stage by no means reached past 12 ft, they stated.
Heavy rainfall in Mahableshwar (530mm), a hill station in Satara district, and likewise in Mahad (383mm) and Poladpur city (575) throughout a 24-hour interval final week, induced devastating floods in Raigad, situated within the coastal Konkan area.
Senior residents of Mahad and merchants additionally blamed a brand new bridge constructed on the Mumbai-Goa highway for the floods, saying it obstructed move of rainwater.
As per a launch from the workplace of Raigad collector Nidhi Chaudhary, 103 villages face the chance of landslides within the district.
An enormous landslide triggered by heavy rains struck Taliye village final week, killing 95 individuals.
In 2005, a scheme for rehabilitation of residents from landslide-prone villages was submitted to the state authorities, however the undertaking by no means took off.
In the identical yr, the Geological Survey of India, in a report, had recognized greater than 100 locations in Raigad district which have been in peril of getting hit by landslides, the discharge stated.
Mahad (49), Poladpur (15) and Roha (13) talukas account for many of those locations, it stated.
Income division authorities of Raigad have appointed 83 talathis (junior income officers) and 24 clerks to evaluate harm brought on by floods and rains in order that affected individuals can get monetary help because the earliest, the discharge stated.
Two excessive pressure strains supplying electrical energy to Mahad toppled through the floods and so they have been restored to their earlier place by MSEB engineers and different employees on Tuesday, resulting in resumption of energy provide to 80 villages, it stated.
The Mahad Municipal Council has granted a sum of Rs 1.50 crore for cleansing of slush left behind by the large deluge and elimination of particles in Mahad and Poladpur, the discharge stated.