Balangir: Clouds of trouble mount over the farmers as Balangir faces 32% of rain deficit this monsoon. This has triggered to a drought-like condition in the district.
The primary source of income for the people of Balangir is extracted from agriculture. Over 70% of the villagers here depend on agriculture. But the irregularity in rainfall this monsoon has soured the farming at the district.
According to sources, the rainfall was adequate in June. However since July the graph has been disturbed with insufficient rainfall. The district faced 40% less rainfall in August adding to the difficulties of the farmers.