Deficient August rain clouds kharif prospects

SAMBALPUR: With the district receiving about 41.95 per cent less rainfall in August, agricultural activities for paddy crop during the current kharif season have been affected. The district received 256.80 mm rainfall in the month against the normal 442.4 mm.

Of nine blocks in the district, Bamra received the highest rainfall of 502.50 mm while Jujumura registered the lowest at 133 mm in August. Similarly, Dhankauda block received 316.60 mm, Kuchinda 266.80 mm, Maneswar 266.10 mm, Rengali 244.40 mm, Naktideul block 229.60 mm, Rairakhol 193 mm and Jamankira block recorded 159.20 mm rain. 
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