At least 41 blocks of the 314 blocks in Odisha have received deficit rainfall
Another 17 blocks in four districts experienced severe rainfall deficit ranging between minus 39 percent to minus 59 percent, the SRC said.
At least 41 blocks of the 314 blocks in Odisha have received deficit rainfall between 19 percent and 39 percent last month even as the state recorded a surplus rainfall of 28.9 percent in July, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said.
The 17 blocks are located in Angul, Sundergarh, Bolangir and Nuapada districts, they said. On the block-wise rainfall received in June-July, the SRC said 103 blocks received surplus rainfall of more than 19 percent from June 1 to August 1 while 153 blocks received normal rainfall (19 percent to minus 19 percent) during the same period.
The SRC said, eight districts have received surplus rainfall of more than 19 percent whereas another 18 districts have received normal rainfall (19 percent to minus 19 percent) from June 1 to August 1. The average rainfall of the remaining 4 districts -- Angul, Sundergarh, Balangir, and Nuapada -- has remained deficit by minus 20.9 percent, minus 21.2 percent, minus 24.2 percent and minus 29.3 percent respectively.
Official sources, the state received an average rainfall of 438.0 mm against the long-term average (LTA) of 339.9 mm in July. Malkangiri district received the highest rainfall of 761.6 mm while Nuapada district with 277 mm rainfall experienced the lowest rainfall in any area last month.
Puri district registered the maximum surplus rainfall of 119.5 percent while Nuapada received the maximum deficit rainfall of 20.2 percent for the month. Though the state normally experiences 15.4 rainy days in July, there were 15.6 rainy days in July this year, the SRC said.
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