Pune: According to the data made available by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), central Maharashtra recorded 10 per cent excess rainfall in the first month of the monsoon, followed by Vidarbha with 17 per cent excess rainfall.
Marathwada, the drought-prone region of the State, recorded 32 per cent excess rainfall till June 30, while Konkan and Goa region received 43 per cent excess rainfall. According to the IMD, Konkan and Goa region has reported excess rainfall in all parts.
Speaking about the impact of rainfall, Dr Ramchandra Sable, Senior Weather Expert, Agrometeorologist, told Sakal Times that good rainfall in June will benefit crops. “In Marathwada, if a farmer has done the sowing in the first or second week of June, then the crop will be good. We can expect good productivity of soyabean, green gram, black gram and red gram as well. In Vidrabha also, cash crops will befit. However, good rainfall should also continue in July, August and September,” said Sable.
Ahmednagar district reported 49 per cent excess rainfall for the month of June, followed by Solapur district with 20 per cent excess. Pune district received 17 per cent excess rainfall. Nandurbar, Nashik and Sangli districts reported less rainfall than the normal expected rainfall.
Latur and Nanded districts reported 74 per cent and 70 per cent excess rainfall respectively. Osmanabad, Parbhani, Hingoli and Beed districts also reported good rainfall. Only Aurangabad and Jalna reported 3 per cent and 26 per cent deficient rainfall in June.
In Vidarbha, Gondia, Chandrapur and Buldhana districts have reported deficient rainfall. Other districts in the region like Akola, Amravati, Bhandara, Gadchiroli, Nagpur, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal reported excess rainfall.