Cyclone Nisarga | Aftermath

Written By Parag Kokane on Friday, June 12, 2020 | 10:14 AM

June 3, 2020: The cyclone Nisarga devastated many villages in in coastal Konkan in Taluka Dapoli, District Ratnagiri. With a speed of 130 km per hour and a radius of around 60 km, it’s landfall was near Shrivardhan. It lasted for 3 hours. Plenty of houses were damaged, countless palms of betel nut and coconut have been flattened. Trees like Mango and Jackfruits were uprooted. Electricity polls and transmission wires are damaged and all these villages have been in the dark for more than a week.

Many residents are struggling as cyclone blew away the roofs of their houses. This is especially a concern as the monsoon will arrive soon. Wells are filled up with the debris and remains of trees which poses a big concern on drinking water. There are huge financial losses since 80-90% of trees (Mango, Jackfruit, Betel-nut and Coconut) have been destroyed.. which is the main source of the income and economy in Konkan.

This video was created while I visited one of the majorly impacted village Kelshi where almost 80% tree cover is gone. Video is created in local language - Marathi with subtitles in English.

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