Its not raining in my city and there is distress.

India
July 26, 2012 2:20am CST
No rain, all crops have perished and there is rampant power cuts. Prices of vegetables and other provisions have shot skywards. Its becoming very difficult for a middle class person like me to live.The government has declared drought of a serious nature. Have you experienced anything like this-drought,famine,cyclone, earth quakes etc or other natural calamaties
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@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
26 Jul 12
Well, where I am living at the moment, the problem is the opposite, too much rain and the water has not only damaged crops, but also destroyed many houses. In Spain, on the other hand, the problem are fires, while in other places it's earthquakes! And if it is not natural things, then there are also finances and the banks!
• India
26 Jul 12
Vagaries of nature. But why blame nature when these calamaties are man made. trees have been uprooted and environment destryoyed in the name of developement. this was bound to happen sooner than later.
@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
26 Jul 12
Thats really sad ! In my own state Karnataka too there is drought in the northern parts and our PM is thinking of sending 240 legislators on a foreign tour because they have not gone in 4 years, and spending 12 crores to have poojas in various temples ! can anything be more ridiculous and pathetic, honestly these politicians should be sent to...
@kiran8 (15399)
• Mangalore, India
26 Jul 12
not PM, our CM Jagdish Shettar !
@debbygirl (214)
• Philippines
26 Jul 12
hi! I'm sorry to hear that... I pray for your situation hoping that it would rain as soon as possible... Be safe! God bless your country and to those who has the same situation with you.
• India
26 Jul 12
Yes its hard times. Wiht meagre incomes it becomes doubly difficult to manage household.We are in a confusion to figure out how much to spend and for what.
@prashu228 (25501)
• India
26 Jul 12
hi, we are also facing the same problem, no rains at all, there is lot of water problem too, this year we are going to face many problems , Government has to take measures , to help the common people..
• India
26 Jul 12
I think the governemnt can do very little now to bring rains. The damage was caused long back when many trees were cut to widen roads and build dams etc. Now we are paying the price. Ofcourse governments can help bring relief in the short term. But a permanent solution lies in planting more trees and bringing back mother nature to its real and original condition
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
26 Jul 12
Well, the situation in majority of Indian cities and villages is similar. Lack of rain and Power Outages has led to a difficult situation. Government may have declared drought, but they are not doing much to control food grain, Vegetables and Fruits prices. They are not tackling the situation with urgency.
• India
26 Jul 12
Yes most of Indian states depend on monsoon for agriculture. So when monsoon fails so does agricultural produce. With huge hike in fule prices already burning a hole in people's pocket, its no mean task to manage a family with the prospects of further rise in the prices of vegetables and all food grains