Maha: Osmanabad district receives more than 55 pc of its annual rainfall
Thanks to bountiful monsoon showers, Osmanabad district of Maharashtra, located in the drought-prone Marathwada region, has already received 55.68 per cent of its annual rainfall quota, officials said on Thursday.
According to the district administration officials, Osmanabad has so far (till July 22) received 335.80 mm rainfall, which is 55.68 per cent of its average annual rainfall of 603.10 mm.
Though more than 55 per cent of annual rainfall has been received in the district, not a single major or mediun size dam has been filled to the brim, the officials said.
However, timely rainfall is very beneficial for kharif crops and cash crops like sugarcane.
''Crops are growing fast and farmers have expressed satisfaction over amount of rains received in the district,'' they said. PTI COR RSY RSY
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