We are at the middle of the year 2017. The monsoon has arrived slightly earlier than usual in India. July is the month when heavy rains are expected.It is predicted that the rains in this year will be sufficient for the agricultural activities if due care is taken to preserve the water by controlling floods,overflowing of lakes and absorption of water in the earth, so that the trees will not starve even after the rains. Flooding is very common in Orissa and Bihar,where when the rivers are in spate, some villages may be cut off due to bridges going down the waters and the residents have to be migrated to safer regions before their houses are submerged in the flood waters.India doesn’t have sufficient helicopters for this purpose,although the navy and Air Force always cooperate in such conditions.Above all, the damage done in such circumstances will be prevented in future,if the rivers are joined as per the plans now made,only the work have to be speeded up at all cost.