Infographic: The human cost of flooding

New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 30, 2017, 10:41 AM(IST)

A villager from the state of West Bengal surveying the damage caused by the flood Photograph:( AFP )

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Around 1,150 have died in India because of flooding this monsoon ||Over 3.7 crore people have been affected

The flooding over the past month has affected 3.7 crore people across India and killed over 1,150, according to data compiled from news reports. (Also Read: India's swollen Brahmaputra river recedes after deadly floods)


A look at how many people have been affected around India by flooding this monsoon (WION)


A few more details on the states affected:

  • West Bengal is estimated to have lost Rs 14,000 crore because of flooding, with more than six lakh hectares of crop area affected and three lakh homes damaged.
  • The government of Bihar, at one point, had to set up 2,000 relief camps to shelter two lakh people displaced by the floods.
  • In eastern Uttar Pradesh, 57,000 people had to move into relief camps with around 3,000 villages inundated by water.
  • Most of the 218 people to have died so far in Gujarat are from the state's northern districts of Banaskantha and Patan.
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