On Saturday, a landslip was recorded near Wangtu in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. Because of the landslip, National Highway 5 has been closed. On Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange signal for heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in isolated areas. And has issued a yellow alert for heavy rain in a few areas of the state from July 23 to July 25.

According to weather data from the previous 24 hours until 5.30 p.m., Palampur had the most rainfall in the state, with 147 mm, followed by 50 mm in Dharamshala, 34 mm in Manali, and 27 mm in Dalhousie.

Extremely heavy rainfall is expected in Chamba, Kangra, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur, Solan, and Sirmaur, according to the meteorological service. On the other hand, significant rain is expected in Una, Hamirpur, Lahaul and Spiti, and Kinnaur districts on July 22.

According to the Himachal Pradesh State Emergency Response Centre, 138 people have died in rain-related disasters such as landslides, flash floods, and traffic accidents since the start of the monsoon on June 24. The state has sustained a $4,986 crore loss.

A total of 586 dwellings were entirely destroyed and 5,030 were partially destroyed. Damaged properties in the state also include 234 stores and 1500 cowsheds. According to government officials, over 605 highways remain closed across the state. So far, the Central government has contributed more than 360 crore to the state.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has promised $300 million in funding to repair damaged roads and bridges connecting national highways in Himachal Pradesh. The fund will be authorised through the Setu Bharatam Yojna.

According to the current Congress government, individuals whose homes were fully damaged will receive $1,45,000 in compensation, while those whose homes were partially damaged will receive $1 lakh.


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