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Odisha received 4% deficit rainfall in June: Special relief commissioner's office

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has received four percent deficit rainfall in June, said the Special Relief Commissioner's (SRC) office on Sunday.

"Odisha got an average rainfall of 207.9 mm during June against the normal rainfall (Long Term Average) of 216.5 mm, registering a deficit of four percent," said the Special Relief Commissioner's (SRC) office.

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Seven districts of Malkangiri, Boudh, Bargarh, Ganjam, Koraput, Sambalpur and Subarnapur received a surplus rainfall of more than 19 percent, but 14 districts recorded normal rainfall, said a release.

Surplus or deficit rainfall up to 19 percent is considered as normal.

The 14 districts which received normal rainfall are Kandhamal, Deogarh, Nuapada, Rayagada, Nawarangpur, Jharsuguda, Gajapati, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Angul, Kalahandi, Bhadrak, Khordha and Puri.

Eight districts of Jajpur, Kendrapara, Balasore, Keonjhar, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj and Jagatsinghpur received deficit rainfall between 19 percent and 39 percent during the month, the SRC office said.

While Malkangiri received the maximum rainfall of 334.5 mm during the month against the normal level of 212.2 mm, Dhenkanal was the only district where rainfall was scanty and the deficit was 44 percent.

On an average, the state experiences 9.9 rainy days in the month of June. There were 10 rainy days during June this year, said the SRC office.

Published Date: Jul 02, 2017 17:07 PM | Updated Date: Jul 02, 2017 17:07 PM

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