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Tag: Deficit Rainfall

Odisha Records Deficit Rainfall In 24 Dists, Low Pressure Likely After Aug 15

Odisha has been hit by the deficit rainfall in the last 2 months, particularly in the month of August. At leaset 24 districts have been affected by this, informed the IMD on Thursday

Drought Threat Hovers Over Odisha Amid Flood Situation In Many States

Bhubaneswar: At a time when several States in India are battling the flood havoc, Odisha seems to be in the grip of a possible drought situation as a result of scanty rainfall this monsoon. A recent report by the Met Centre reveals that 11 districts of the State have witnessed deficit rainfall during monsoon period […]

Farmers Worry As Deficit Rainfall Hits Kharif Sowing In Several Parts Of Odisha

Balasore: Despite the onset of southwest monsoon, deficit rainfall has delayed the sowing of kharif crop in Balasore, Puri, Khurda and some other coastal districts of the State, much to the worry of farmers. Several hectares of farmland which usually see knee-deep water during this time of the season are now lying dry due to […]

Odisha receives 9 per cent less than normal rainfall in July

Bhubaneswar: Odisha received nine per cent less rainfall in July this year with the Malkangiri and Bhadrak districts recording the highest and lowest rainfall of 633.8 mm and 178.9 mm respectively. A letter issued by the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office said that as many as 17 districts- Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, […]

Odisha Farmers Pray For Rains To Battle Drought Threat

Bhubaneswar: As farmers in Odisha continue to reel under severe drought-like condition amidst rainfall deficit due to erratic monsoon this year, people in several villages of the State are now organising special religious rituals like puja and yajnas to please the Rain God. As per the Meteorological department, the State received less than the normal […]

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Weather Forecast: Rain to lash Odisha for next 4 to 5 days

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the drought threat looming large over Odisha, the Regional Meteorological Centre today predicted that the State will experience an increase in rainfall activity in the next 4 to 5 days. Meteorologist Sudarshan Mishra informed that the cyclonic circulation lies over northwest Bay of Bengal & adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal and south Odisha […]

Odisha receives 17 % deficit rainfall; Met predicts rise in intensity after July 18

Bhubaneswar: The delay in arrival of monsoon has pushed the rainfall deficit in Odisha to 17 per cent. However, the intensity of rainfall is likely to increase in the next week, predicted MeT. Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Centre informed that the State has received 277 mm of rainfall against the normal rainfall average of 336 mm.However, […]

Drought threat looms large over western Odisha

Bhubaneswar: While Odisha may have registered a healthy 12.9 percent surplus rainfall this monsoon season, drought threat looms large over a significant portion of western Odisha. Bargarh, which is also known as the ‘Rice bowl of Odisha,’ along with areas of Sambalpur, Nuapada and Sundergarh have been badly affected by deficit rainfall this monsoon season. […]

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Weather Alert: Heavy rainfall in Odisha from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar Saturday forecast heavy rainfall over some parts of northern Odisha for today. However, a low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause heavy rains in many places across the State by tomorrow. Under its impact, rains and thundershowers are likely to occur at the coastal […]

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Odisha receives 10.1 per cent deficit rainfall

Bhubaneswar: Natural calamity prone Odisha has received 10.1 per cent deficit rainfall during the peak monsoon season from June to September this year, official sources said. The cumulative average rainfall in Odisha from June to September, 2017 remained 1,028.3 mm against the LTA (long term average) of 1,144.3 mm which accounts for a deficit of […]

Areas with less than 50% rains to be declared ‘dry spell regions’

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will no more wait for the crop cutting report before declaring a region drought-affected. The areas that record 50 percent less rainfall than normal for three consecutive weeks will be declared as ‘dry spell regions’, informed Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, Maheswar Mohanty on Friday. “An improvement in the drought situation was […]

Deficit rainfall in June-July-Aug leaves farmers distressed

Bhubaneswar: Even as floods created havoc in several parts of the State, deficit rainfall in the months of June, July and August in several districts has affected agricultural activities leaving the farmers worried. As many as 10 districts of the state have received deficit rainfall between 19 per cent and 39 per cent during the […]

Loan burden triggers farmer suicides in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A farmer committed suicide over alleged loan burden in Beltikiri village under Sadar block of Dhenkanal district today. The body of the deceased, identified as Aswin Sahoo, was found hanging in the backyard of his house. According to sources, Aswin had planted four acres of paddy crop by taking a loan. He took the […]

Deficit rainfall in July affects agriculture in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as floods created havoc in several parts of the State, the deficit rainfall in July in six districts has affected agricultural activities leaving the farmers worried. As many as six districts – Nuapada, Kandhamal, Bolangir, Dhenkanal, Angul and Bargarh – had received 30% and 54% deficit rainfall during the month, an official of […]