Floods Have Cost India Rs 50,420 Crore Between 2016-2018

by M. Nuruddin Sep 18, 2020 • 09:01 PM Views 854

The Central government told the Parliament that over the period of three years, the country has suffered a loss of Rs 50,420 crores due to floods, with states like Bihar, West Bengal, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Arunachal Pradesh suffering the most. In response to a question in Parliament, Union Minister of State for Water Power and Social Justice and Empowerment Rattan Lal Kataria released state-wise data that said floods have claimed thousands of lives and crops, houses worth thousands of crores of rupees. With Rs 2055.4 crores and 63 human casualties, Karnataka incurred most losses, followed by Rajasthan which reported 129 flood casualties and a loss of Rs 1199.11 crore