Residents in Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra continue to struggle as floods leave them in a watery hell. We will do everything in our power to help them get back on their feet," Gandhi tweeted after visiting people affected by floods and landslides in his constituency. Sign in Create a Rediffmail account. Get Rediff News in your Inbox: email. Here are the latest updates:.
Maharashtra floods of 2005
Maharashtra Floods: Dramatic Visuals of Monsoon Fury
Residents look at the vehicles that got washed away in floodwater following heavy rains, at Sahakar Nagar locality in Pune. Image: PTI. A view of a flood-hit area following heavy rainfall, at Vidyanagar-Siddapur in Karad, Maharashtra. A view of vehicles washed away in floodwater following heavy rains, in Pune.
Floods hit power, water supply in Sangli, Kolhapur in Maharashtra
Land is an important form of capital. In India, for most households, it is the dominant element of the household portfolio. About eighty per cent of all household assets in India, are in the form of real estate land, buildings and other constructions owned by households, for residential, commercial or vacation purposes Ramadorai Committee Report, , pg. As with other factors of production, an efficient economy requires full utilisation of the resources in the country, efficient mechanisms for discovering its price, and frictionless transactions.
Hundreds of villages in Kolhapur and neighbouring Sangli were flooded after heavy rains earlier this month. Pune : An activist from Pune has blamed the Maharashtra government for the recent deluge in Kolhapur, alleging that flood lines of the Panchganga river there were "redefined" to provide benefits to the construction sector. While 55 people died in flood and rain-related incidents, lakhs were evacuated in these western Maharashtra districts. Environmentalist Sarang Yadwadkar, who claimed to have accessed some documents of the irrigation department through RTI, said around hectors land along the Panchganga river, which should have been in the flood-affected area prohibited zone , was marked as residential zone in Kolhapur's development plan DP by "redefining" the flood lines.