October 23, 2019 | 12:44 AM IST
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Giriraj Singh apologises for inconvenience caused after flood; monsoon withdrawal by Oct 10

Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Sunday apologised people for the inconvenience caused due to flood-like situation during the ongoing Durga Pooja festivities in Bihar. Taking to Twitter, he aimed at Nitish Kumar-led government and blamed the Chief Minister and his Deputy Sushil Kumar Modi for the miseries of the people.
In a tweet, Singh said, “Durga Puja Mela (fair) has started. I seek forgiveness, on behalf of Bihar NDA, from devotees who have not been able to organise puja pandals and fair due to floods in their respective areas.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday said that the monsoon could gradually begin to withdraw from October 10 to October 15 from different parts of the country. The monsoon was above normal this year with recording precipitation of 110 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) which has been 88 centimetres from 1961 to 2010.
Normally, monsoon starts withdrawing from west Rajasthan from September 1, but this time it has been delayed by over a month.

Vice President from Meteorology and Climate Change department of Skymet Weather, Mahesh Palawat said, “Rains are likely to stop in northwest India after October 7 and conditions are ripe for withdrawal of monsoon.”
On the other hand, the IMD has stated that the Southwest monsoon from Gujarat would withdraw from October 12 beginning from Kutch. The IMD has issued a rainfall forecast for Monday in Banaskantha, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Tapi, Dang, Valsad, Navsari and Kutch.
Meanwhile, the IMD has issued a fresh warning of thunderstorms from Monday to Saturday in various parts of Vidarbha, Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra. Nashik and other districts in north Maharashtra could face gusty winds followed by heavy showers during the week.

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