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Rajasthan receives normal rainfall

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The state has recorded 9.73 per cent above average rainfall with 493.54 mm rains from July 5 to September 1, when the South-West monsoon touched the state.

Drought-like situation was looming large over the desert state last month, but the weather conditions changed in favour and Rajasthan witnessed deficient to surplus rains in last few days of August.

Sikar recorded abnormal rainfall (60 per cent and above) while 10 districts of Ajmer, Banswara, Bharatpur, Churu, Dausa, Dholpur, Dungerpur, Jhunjhunu, Karauli and Nagaur received excess rainfall (20 to 59 per cent above normal), according to the state water resources department.

Nagaur was one of the five districts which were declared scarcity-hit in the beginning of the last month by the state government.

The rainfall deficit of the state was 29.69 per cent on August 9, but as on September 1 the rainfall is 9.73 per cent above average.

Only five districts -- Barmer, Jalore, Kota, Sirohi and SriGanganagar -- received deficit rainfall (20 to 59 per cent below normal) and the rest of the 17 districts are under 'normal' category.

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First Published: Sun, September 02 2012. 14:15 IST