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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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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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Odisha records 12.9 % surplus rainfall this Monsoon

Bhubaneswar: With the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) declaring the end of the Monsoon season this year, Odisha has recorded cumulative rainfall of 1292.2 mm against the LTA of 1144.3 mm which is a surplus of 12.9 per cent between the months of June to September. Eleven districts namely Kalahandi, Puri, Malkangiri, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, […]

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Odisha records 28.9% surplus rainfall in July: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has received a surplus rainfall of 28.9 per cent during the month of July, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) informed. According to official sources, during July, 2018, the State received average rainfall of 438.0 mm against the long term average (LTA) of 339.9 mm, thereby making it a surplus of 28.9 per cent. […]

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Rain fury in Odisha: Civic bodies in crisis management-mode

Bhubaneswar: With heavy rain lashing twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar along with most parts of Odisha for the past 24 hours, flood-like situation and widespread waterlogging has brought life to a standstill putting the civic body authorities on their toes. Capital city Bhubaneswar, which recorded 180 mm of rain in last 24 hours, continues […]

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Weather update: Heavy to very heavy rainfall in next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area centred over north-west Bay of Bengal is likely to induce moderate to heavy rainfall in most places of the State in next 72 hours and very to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over several districts in the next 24 hours, the local meteorological centre said today. The […]

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IMD predicts normal monsoon this year

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The country will receive “normal” monsoon rainfall this year, the Indian Meteorological Department forecast today, raising hopes for higher farm output and a boost to the rains-dependent rural economy. Nearly 50 per cent of India’s cultivable farm area depend on the monsoon, making it lifeline of the country’s rural economy and agriculture sector […]