India Cyclone, DHA-Geneva Information Report No 2, 2 July 1996

Report
from UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 02 Jul 1996
Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0182
1. THE UN/DHA RESIDENT COORDINATOR IN NEW DELHI PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING UP-DATE ON THE DAMAGE CAUSED DUE TO FLOODS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ONSET OF MONSOON AND CYCLONIC LOW PRESSURE, AS RECEIVED FROM THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE.

DAMAGE CAUSED BY FLOODS IN INDIA AS OF 30 JUNE 1996

STATES
AFFECTED
DISTRICTS NO. HOUSES
(HEC) NO.
CROP AREA
LOST NO.
HUMAN LIVES
ANDHRA PRADESH 13 13,880 12,000 95
ASSAM 4 - 2,000 12
GUJARAT 18 39,523 - 53
HARYANA 4 - - 4
JAMMU AND KASHMIR 6 7,653 58,000 16
KARNATAKA 16 3,248 - 100
KERALA 14 6,319 18,000 26
MAHARASHTRA 16 1,611 - 100
TAMIL NADU 13 38,296 5,000 54
UTTAR PRADESH 4 - - 16
RAJASTHAN 8 70,000 - 83
TOTAL 116 180,530 95,000 559

2. THE OVERALL SITUATION IN THE FLOOD-HIT AREAS HAS STARTED IMPROVING CONSIDERABLY.

3. NO FORMAL REQUEST HAS BEEN MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA FOR ANY EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE.

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