MeT dept predicts heavy rainfall in Himachal next week

Dehradun: According to the Meteorological Department, heavy rainfall is expected in Himachal Pradesh for four to five days after July 8 and July 9.

“We are giving regular alerts to the government so that they can prepare for the conditions”, said the official at MeT department.

Areas like Pithoragarh, Champawat, Nainital, Bageshwar, Udham Singh Nagar, Pauri have been identified, as they face the maximum destruction.

Earlier this week, several districts received heavy rainfall, after which MeT department issued advisories on the possibilities of uprooting of trees on the hills and floods as well as landslides.

It is notable that the state was facing a rampant shortage of water last month.

Owing to the water crisis, the tourism industry in the hill station was massively hampered, with tourist influx witnessing a drop of nearly 60 percent.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the decline in rain and snowfall in 2018 was the reason for the acute water shortage in Shimla. (ANI)