Odisha gets 4% deficit rainfall in June


Bhubaneswar: The State has received an average rainfall of 207.9 mm during June this year against the normal rainfall (Long Term Average) of 216.5 mm, registering a four per cent deficit rainfall in June.

While seven districts of Malkangiri, Boudh, Boudh, Ganjam, Koraput, Sambalpur and Subarnapur received a surplus rainfall of more than 19 per cent, 14 districts recorded normal rainfall last month, a senior official said today.

Surplus or deficit rainfall up to 19% is considered as normal. The 14 districts which received normal rainfall are Kandhamal, Deogarh, Nuapada, Rayagada, Nawarangpur, Jharsuguda, Gajapati, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Angul, Kalahandi, Bhadrak, Khordha and Puri.

As many as eight districts – Jajpur, Kendrapara, Balasore, Keonjhar, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj and Jagatsinghpur – had a deficit rainfall between 19% and 39% during the month, an official of the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office said.


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