Mercury crossed 41 degree Celsius water resources being dried up in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Mercury on Monday crossed 41 Degrees Celsius in Ranchi and the city witnessed Season’s Hot Day.

Many Parts of the state including Garhwa, Palamu, Chatra, Hazaribagh, Latehar, Lohardaga, Deoghar, Dumka, Godda, Chaibasa, Chakardharpur, Jamshedpur, East and West Singhbhum Districts of Jharkhand water resources including rivers, ponds and water beds have been dried up. Jharkhand State has declared Drought-hit last year by the State Government due to scanty rainfall.

This year’s delay in Monsoon Rains and scorching heat have impacted on production of crops in agricultural land. People are seen facing major water crises as they are not getting adequate drinking water from water resources. Major Waterfalls like Dassam, Jonha, Hirni and Hundru almost dried up.

A farmer said during an interview with a Reporter Post that due to lack of rainfall last year we have not been able to produce crops. There is a deficit in irrigation facilities. Last year farmers faced a crisis and got lost due to Drought in Jharkhand. A resident of Dhurwa said all borings have failed and dried up and the Municipal Corporations Water Tanker is the only source of drinking water for us. Temperature continuously rising due to delay in Monsoon Rains.

Deforestation and Mining of minerals are the reason behind delay in rainfall. Due to rising Temperatures All Schools in the state will remain closed till June 14. A Parents Welfare Organisation wrote a letter to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren  demanding extension of Summer Holidays for Children.

A notification issued by the Department of Literacy Development and School Education in Jharkhand. A parent said due to extreme heat waves and sunlight, the skins of children are burnt. We will demand an extension of summer holidays if the temperature will remain in the same condition. 

Farmers of the state are expecting Good Monsoon Rain as last year the region faced Drought like situation. Our crops were destroyed due to lack of irrigation and rainfall in the state, a farmer said. The Fishermen Community who depend on Monsoon Rain said that If Rains are not taking place then our business will come to an end.

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