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Deficit rain in 27 blocks despite heavy precipitation in

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

As many as 27 of Odisha's 314 blocks have received deficit rainfall during this even as the state's average comes to a surplus of 16.8 per cent, officials said Tuesday.

Of the 27 blocks, four - three in district and one in district - have recorded severely deficit rainfall, officials at the Special Relief Commissioner's (SRC) office here said.

The lowest - a deficit of 47.8 per cent - was received by Belpada block in

The 23 other blocks which recorded deficit rainfall are in (3 blocks), Sundergarhh (5), Mayurbhanj (4), two each blocks in and Bargarah, one block each in Balasore, Cuttack, Keonjhar, Koraput, Nawrangpur, Nayagarh and Sambalpur, the officials said.

The cumulative average rainfall of the state from June 1 till September 11 comes to a surplus of 16.8 per cent over the long term average rainfall, they said.

The in its forecasts said heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Angul, Dhenkanal and Deogarh districts during next 24 hours.

All major rivers in the state are flowing below the danger level, SRC sources said.

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 17:55 IST