Rivers turning calm in UP; danger of contagious diseases increases



Lucknow : Ganga, Yamuna and Ghaghra other rivers of the Uttar Pradesh are now turning calm, which were on spate due to incessant rain from past fortnight across the state, but after decline in water level at many places, patients suffering from contagious disease are increasing. Water level of Ganga is falling in Varanasi region from past two days, also Yamuna is getting calm in Allahabad region, but water level of Ganga in Ballia is still near danger level. Sources said Yamuna was flowing about one meter down from the danger level at Prayag Ghat of Mathura and Chilla Ghat of Banda.


Downfall in the water level of the Sharda river was noticed at Paliyankala of Lakhimpur district, though the river is still flowing 48 cm above the danger line. Contagious diseases like diarrhea and fever are also spreading in the areas where water is coming down after water-logging. Mosquito-borne disease like malaria, dengue and chikungunya are spreading in Tarai areas. Although the teams of health department are treating patients in affected areas still many villages are deprived of medical facilities. In Varanasi many Ghats are still submerged in water and schools and many official institutions are closed. According to Central Water Commission, Ganga is still flowing 121 cm above the danger line in Varanasi. The River is flowing 51 cm above the danger line in Mirzapur while in Ghazipur it is flowing 2 meter above the danger line.

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