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Bihar declares all its districts disaster-hit, how will it impact the farmers

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Patna:  The Bihar government on Saturday declared all the 38 districts in the state as disaster-hit in the aftermath of the heavy damage to standing crops caused by thunderstorms, unseasonal rain and hailstorms in the past two months, officials said.

Principal secretary of the state disaster management department Vyasji said the government has declared all the districts disaster-hit following a proposal sent by his department.

The government took the decision as a RBI directive says that bank loans to farmers can be rescheduled only when a state is declared disaster-hit, he said.

“With all the districts declared disaster-hit, now the farmers would not be forced by the banks to repay their loans. It will be a big relief for farmers,” he said.

According to officials of the agriculture department, the government had already asked various bank branches in the state to reschedule the loans to the farmers in cyclone-hit districts and later also in the districts which were hit by unseasonal rain and hailstorms.

The state government has also asked officials to prepare a contingency plan keeping in mind the delayed monsoon and deficient rain predicted this year in Bihar.

“The met department first predicted that monsoon will reach Bihar in the second week of June. Later it revised the forecast to the third week. Now monsoon is likely to hit Bihar on June 22,” officials said. (IANS)

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Keep Skin Diseases Away This Monsoon

Capital-based dermatologist Navin Taneja shares how to stay away from skin diseases:

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Use anti-bacterial soaps, talcum powder and face wash. Pixabay

As the humidity level goes up during the monsoon season, skin infections become common. Try to stay clean and use anti-fungal cosmetics to fight them, says an expert.

Capital-based dermatologist Navin Taneja shares how to stay away from skin diseases:

* Heat rash: Heat rash is a red pimply eruption. It is caused by sweating that leads skin pores to choke.

Remedies:

The prickly heat will go in a couple of days unless the rash gets infected by scratching it.

Wear loose cotton and linen clothing.

Calamine lotion may help to ease the itching.

* Nail infection: Nails are at a risk of fungal infections during monsoon season. They become discoloured, brittle and dull.

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Try not to keep long nails during the rainy season as long nails attract muck, thereby leading to fungal infection. Pixabay

Remedies:

Use anti-fungal cream or powder.

* Psoriasis: A condition in which red patches start appearing on the skin.

Remedies:

Aloe vera is beneficial for skin diseases caused by rain.

Opt for some home remedy like a mixture of gram flour, rose water and milk.

Use anti-bacterial soaps, talcum powder and face wash.

Also Read: Stick to Your Beauty Routine During Rains

* Athlete’s foot: Painful fungal infection generally caused by ill-fitting and wet shoes.

Remedies:

One should not wear plastic shoes, leather or canvas ones and instead wear slippers and flip-flops as they let your feet breathe.

Wear washed cotton socks and keep feet clean and dry. (Bollywood Country)

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