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Normal rainfall in 16 Rajasthan districts

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Sixteen of Rajasthan's 33 districts have received normal rainfall in the monsoon so far, officials said.

Five districts have received excess rainfall while 10 recorded a deficit and two scanty rains, according to the water resources department here.

The normal rainfall (19 per cent to -19 per cent) for the period of June 1 to July 19 in Rajasthan is 165.30 mm and the desert state has recorded 193.66 mm rains during the period this year.

Ajmer, Banswara, Baran, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bundi, Churu, Dausa, Jhalawar, Karauli, Kota, Rajsamand, Sawaimadhopur, Sikar, Tonk and Udaipur have recorded normal rainfall while Chittorgarh, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Jhunjhunu and Pratapgarh have received excess (20 per cent to 59 per cent) rains.

Deficit rainfall (-20 to -59 per cent) was registered in Alwar, Barmer, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jodhpur, Nagaur and Pali.

Two districts of Bikaner and Sirohi have received scanty (-60 per cent or less) rainfall.

No district has recorded abnormal (60 per cent or more) rains so far.

According to the data, 523 out of total 810 dams in the state are empty, 282 are partially filled and only 5 are completely filled.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 20 2019. 13:20 IST