30 mm of rainfall recorded during the day; Preparations from the municipality as there is a risk of epidemic

Navi Mumbai: The incessant rains that started from early morning on the first day of December in the city on Tuesday made Navi Mumbaikars tremble. A total of 30 mm of rain has been recorded in the city and trees have fallen in Koparkhairane and Belapur.

There were no waterlogging incidents due to rains but ponds were formed in some places in the hilly areas. The disaster management department of the municipality has been alerted as the rain will also fall on Wednesday. However, due to heavy damage to crops, the rains will affect the yield of vegetables and leafy vegetables. The bridegroom’s congregation was disappointed when the rain returned to the wedding ceremonies held in the open field.

While there is an atmosphere of fear due to the ‘omacron’ of the corona, it is also feared that the disease will increase due to this untimely rain. The health department of the municipality has clarified that both coronary plague and unseasonal rains are complementary to the infection and emphasis will be laid on door-to-door testing and vaccination. Navi Mumbai has received 30 mm of rain since Tuesday morning. The sudden downpour of rain seemed to blow the workers away. Chakarmani, who could not go out without an umbrella in heavy rains, was stranded for a long time as there was no umbrella on Tuesday. Even after leaving the offices in the evening, it was raining and there was no other option but to get wet at home.

After the Tulsi wedding, Laginsarai started and there were many moments on Tuesday. Due to the large population of Agari-Koli community in Navi Mumbai, the number of weddings held in the open space near the house is high. Untimely rains damaged the tents set up for the wedding. Wedding ceremonies in closed halls have also been affected by the unseasonal rains. Post-wedding processions have to be canceled due to rains. The meteorological department has forecast another two to three days of rain. Fear of Omycron corona infection and unseasonal rains have led to an increase in complaints of colds, coughs and fevers among many citizens. The health department has expressed fears of spreading malaria, dengue and typhoid in the city.

Farm hit in Panvel, Uran

The worst affected areas are Panvel and Uran. It contains a lot of vegetables. In the tribal areas, these crops are being used for subsistence and they have suffered losses. Due to the presence of rains in western and northern Maharashtra, which supplies vegetables to the Mumbai metropolitan region, vegetables are likely to become more expensive in the near future. On the yield of tomatoes, Sankrat is drawn. The incidence of leaf spoilage is high due to such untimely rains. Therefore, the inflow from APMC is likely to decrease after this.

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