Rajasthan receives excessive rains in Monsoon season so far

PTI
Sunday, 22 July 2018

Normal rainfall for the state in the entire monsoon period is 530.08 mm. Till yesterday, the state has received 231.81 mm rainfall, which is 28.70 per cent higher compared to normal which is 180.04 mm for the period from June 1 to July 21, according to a report of water resources department.

JAIPUR: Rajasthan has recorded over 28 per cent excess rainfall so far in this monsoon season, with 14 district receiving excess and 3 above normal rainfall.

Normal rainfall for the state in the entire monsoon period is 530.08 mm. Till yesterday, the state has received 231.81 mm rainfall, which is 28.70 per cent higher compared to normal which is 180.04 mm for the period from June 1 to July 21, according to a report of water resources department.

Of the total 33 district of the desert state, three districts of Bikaner, Churu and Dungarpur have recorded abnormal (60 per cent or more) rainfall while 14 districts of Banswara, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Sriganganagar, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Pali, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, Sawai Madhopur, Sikar and Udaipur received excess (20-59 per cent) rainfall.

Remaining 16 districts of Ajmer, Alwar, Baran, Barmer, Bundi, Dausa, Dholpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jalore, Jhunjhunu, Karauli, Kota, Nagaur, Sirohi and Tonk fall under the category of normal rainfall (19 to -19 per cent). No district is under the categories of deficit (-20 to -59 per cent) or scanty (-60 per cent or less) rainfall so far, according to the report. 

As a whole, the state has received excess rainfall so far. There are as many as 831 dams in the state and 444 of them are empty, 368 are partially filled and 19 are over flown. The state has received heavy to very heavy rainfall during the last 2 days and the Met department has issued warning for heavy to very heavy rains in the state during next 24 hours.

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