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RAINS ELUDE B’NGIR: MUSINGS OVER UNUSED RAINCOAT Monday, 17 August 2015 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
RAINS ELUDE B’NGIR: MUSINGS OVER UNUSED RAINCOAT
Monday, 17 August 2015 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
I recalled that with the onset of monsoon by second week of July, I had brought out it from an old almirah to be used in the rainy season.
The fact of the matter is rains have played truant this year with the draught prone Balangir.
The most troublesome month of the season is August. Due to continuous rain, all rivers, streams, ponds and wells are filled with water and the heavy rain would invariably cause floods and at times it would be impossible to go out of house. Where ever you look there would be water, with cloudy sky; the earth filled in with sounds of frog croaking from the paddy fields or road side water bodies.
With the advent of small, stylish and foldable umbrellas, people are no more taking the old, bigger-in-size and cumbersome umbrellas. However, rain coats have replaced robbed umbrellas of their craze which are these days used in large numbers, be it a pedestrian or two-wheeler rider. As these are made up of light polythene, a person finds it very comfortable to wear. But Balangir has not witnessed dark clouds and heavy rains till date.
Rains were there no doubt, but largely erratic and often they came in nights. The scanty and erratic rainfall has threatened the paddy crop and consequently, a drought scare is looming large in the district.