Mudslides, floods and avalanches have forced more than half a million people to flee their homes in South Asia’s biggest cities in the last year.
The impact is felt across the region, with many cities experiencing waterlogged streets and waterlogging water mains.
With no water supply, sanitation workers have struggled to provide water to thousands of families, including those in the capital, New Delhi.
More than 1.1 million people are expected to flee the affected areas, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.
The scale of the disaster has also left thousands of people homeless.
The capital has been hardest hit, with more than 1 million people being forced to leave their homes.
More than 1,000 people were killed in the floods of 2016.
More Than 2.5 Million Injured In Flooding New Delhi’s Emergency Situations Department said more than 2.6 million people have been affected by the floods in the city, with 1.2 million injured.
More than 4.2 Million Flooded The Delhi Metro and Delhi International Airport have been flooded.
New Delhi’s Delhi High Court ruled on Friday that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will get a new chief, replacing former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who resigned earlier this week.
NDRF is responsible for policing the capital.
The NDRF had faced a string of allegations of mismanagement and corruption, leading to its dismissal.
Waterlogged Streets And Water Mains In the capital city, the situation is expected to worsen in the coming days.
In the eastern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, a dam broke in a river and was later shut down, according to local media.
Residents are being forced out of their homes, and many are unable to get out of the river.
In Delhi, the Delhi High court has ordered the NDRF to provide immediate relief to those affected.
People have been trapped in their homes and are being asked to leave the area, a local media report said.
A few hundred people have set up camp in the Delhi’s Kalkaji area, the local police told the media.
The situation in the state is expected have worsened further by Friday evening, with some officials suggesting the water levels could rise as high as 30 feet in the next two days, the news agency ANI reported.
Indian Government to Spend $5 Billion For Water Supply Crisis In New Delhi In an attempt to stem the flow of the water, Delhi authorities are ordering water rationing, the state government said in a statement on Friday evening.
The state has spent $5 billion on water supply in the past year, the statement said.
The statement also said that an additional $1 billion was to be spent in a new government project for water conservation.
India’s Disaster Management Authority (DMA) has asked the public to use water sparingly, with water conservators being deployed in all districts.