Monsoon hits state
On Saturday Kendrapara and Keonjhar districts recorded the highest rainfall while Bargarh, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur and Deogarh districts received moderate rain. In the past 24 hours Ghatagaon in Keonjhar district received 190mm of rain, while Alutuma (Dhenkanal), Bhadrakh and Nimapara received 153.4, 109, 105.8mm of rain, respectively. According to the local Met department, Bhubaneswar received 42.6mm of monsoon rain in the past 24 hours.
With a background of agrarian economy, the whole state waits for a good monsoon this year.