Heavy Rain in Chennai Disrupts Life, Prices of vegetables to Soar SoonBy Turjo, Gaea News Network
Monday, December 6, 2010
CHENNAI, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com) — Continuous heavy rain in Chennai has disrupted daily to severe extent. As many as 179 people have been so far killed due to this natural calamity which is giving way to floods and wash outs.
Judging by the seriousness of the matter, CM of Tamil Nadu, Mr. M. Karunanidhi had arranged a meeting today so that help could be provided to the people suffering due to this. The police has informed that the deaths were mainly caused by collapsed walls and lightning strikes. Serious flood conditions are responsible for great vegetation and property damage.
Meanwhile, rains continued to lash many of the southern districts and many of the tanks and reservoirs were fast filling up. Due to this incessant rainfall, prices of vegetables are growing day by day. Vegetable vendors have also been badly hit as the number of trucks coming in with vegetables has also gone down and most of the vegetables which are unloaded are getting rotten.
Minister of food Mr. E V Velu held a meeting in Chennai to discuss the distribution of food to the rain-affected people. Speaking at the meeting he directed officials to ensure that the stocks being kept in godowns and PDS shops are not affected by the rains and to ensure that all essential commodities reach the affected people. All precautions should be taken to ensure that the goods reach the shops on time, even if the roads are damaged.