MEGHALAYA: Monsoon has always brought havoc to the North-Eastern states, currently when the state of Arunachal Pradesh grim in monsoonal catastrophe, its Meghalaya that has been reported to be reeling with the torrential rainfall, the Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya has been affected.
The climate of Meghalaya varies with the altitude. The climate of Khasi and Jaintia Hills is uniquely pleasant and bracing. It is neither too warm in summer nor too cold in winter, but over the plains of Garo Hills, the climate is warm and humid, except in winter. True to its name, the Meghalaya sky seldom remains free of clouds. The average annual rainfall is about 1,150 cm.
Flood-affected areas are mostly on the low altitude areas, bordering Assam and the international border (India-Bangladesh).
Ri Bhoi is an administrative district in the state of Meghalaya in India. The district headquarters are located at Nongpoh. The district occupies an area of 2378 km² and has a population of 258,840. As of 2011, it is the second least populous district of Meghalaya, after South Garo Hills.
The Ri-Bhoi district had been affected by incessant rainfall even in the year 2020, Currently, the Locals of the region has blamed NHAI (National Highway Authority of India)
The interior road connecting Umlyngkdait village has been flooded with water levels rising to three or four feet, hampering the public movement, and the National Highway 6 has also been flooded in the areas.
The villagers alleged that the NHAI authorities and the Ri Bhoi district administration conducted many inspections and the decision of constructing proper drainage systems has gone in vain, hitherto it has never been witnessed.
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