From Deficit to Flooding: What is Causing Bihar’s Sudden Rain?

Episode 281
Sep 30, 2019, 02:16 PM

From a rain deficit of 20 percent, Bihar is suddenly seeing heavy rainfall since 25 September. So far, 29 people lost their lives in accidents caused by the incessant rain.

Schools are shut, railways and healthcare are inaccessible. And the worst affected area is Patna where even state cabinet ministers like the Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi and Agriculture Minister Prem Kumar had to be rescued by the NDRF from their residences.

Is this rain normal? Is Bihar government prepared to face India’s climate change? We spoke to GP Sharma Vice President of Meteorology at Skymet Weather Services to decode Bihar’s latest crisis.

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