A valued contact of CHSUK writes re monsoon floods:
Pray it helps increase environmental awareness . . . this year’s rain was worse (climate change?).
It turned into a real tragedy due to the work of the timber mafia – exploiting locals to cut trees, so not enough trees to soak up rain, provide soil stability, break water force – and hiding ready to steal felled trees.
Due to water rise and ruining dams we have our cheap wooden furniture, the mafia/corrupt politicians have their money & poor locals suffer double whammy: got peanuts for the resources and are now flooded …