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Rajasthan records 'normal' rainfall this monsoon

PTI
Published Sep 4, 2018, 3:24 pm IST
Updated Sep 4, 2018, 3:24 pm IST
Rajasthan has received normal rainfall this monsoon, according to the Water Resources Department here...
Rajasthan has received normal rainfall this monsoon
 Rajasthan has received normal rainfall this monsoon

Rajasthan has received normal rainfall this monsoon, according to the Water Resources Department here. The state received 433.38 mm rainfall during June 1 to September 3, which is 6.06 per cent less as compared to normal of 530.08 mm. Eighteen districts of the state which recorded normal rainfall are Alwar, Banswara, Baran, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Churu, Dausa, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Ganganagar, Jaipur, Jhalawar, Jhunjhunu, Karauli, Kota, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand and Udaipur.

Eighteen districts of the state which recorded normal rainfallEighteen districts of the state which recorded normal rainfall

Ajmer, Barmer, Bundi, Hanumangarh, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Pali, Sirohi and Tonk districts received 'deficit' rainfall (-20 to -59 per cent) while Bharatpur, Bikaner, Sawai Madhopur and Sikar districts were under 'excess' rainfall category (20-59 per cent).  "Rajasthan as a whole is under 'normal' category as it received 19 per cent to -19 per cent rainfall till Tuesday," according to the Water Resources Department here.

Districts received 'deficit' rainfall (-20 to -59 per cent)Districts received 'deficit' rainfall (-20 to -59 per cent)

No district has recorded 'abnormal' (60 per cent or more) or scanty rains (-60 per cent or less). Of the total 831 dams in the state, 335 are empty, 411 partially filled and 85 over flowing. Meanwhile, Sawai Madhopur, Dabok and Kota districts in east Rajasthan recorded 37, 30.6 and 15.6 mm rainfall respectively, Met department said Tuesday.

Location: India, Rajasthan, Jaipur
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