#Monsoon

Good monsoon may have laid the foundation for record foodgrain production, but it was the launch of schemes like PM-Kisan that has set the ball rolling for structural reforms in the agriculture sector to achieve the target of doubling farmers' income.

New Delhi: As many as 2,391 people lost their lives and over eight lakh houses were damaged during the monsoon this year, Union minister of state for home Nityanand Rai said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. ALSO READ: Opposition members condemn police action against JNU students When the rains and floods hit different states, peak deployment …

Nearly 1,900 people lost their lives and another 46 were reported missing this monsoon season in rains and floods which affected more than 25 lakh in 22 states, Union Home Ministry officials said on Friday.

Bodies of all the three deceased were recovered on Saturday about a kilometre away from the place of the incident, Seoni's Additional Superintendent of Police, Kamlesh Kharpuse, told media.

The incident occurred early morning in Government Middle School, Thobwara. The school, which is situated on the foothills, was waterlogged due to excessive rainfall on Friday night, the police said.

As per preliminary reports, over 70 persons have lost their lives and the state has suffered a loss of Rs 1,126 crores so far in various rain related incidents during the ongoing monsoon season.

Since Wednesday evening, Rampur received 25 mm rain, followed by Chail (6 mm), Gaggal (4 mm) and Kheri (2 mm), Shimla MeT Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.

According to the official, at around 4 pm on Saturday, Yamuna's water level reached 203.27 metres, slightly below the warning level of 204.5 metres.