Low pressure induced rain to neutralize monsoon deficit: Minister

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Bhubaneswar: The low pressure-induced rain will help farmers in their agricultural activities, Odisha State Revenue Minister Sudam Marndi on Thursday said.

The IMD’s  Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar has predicted that the state will experience heavy to very heavy rain due to the upcoming low pressure forming over the Bay of Bengal on August 9.

Marndi  told the media that 196 blocks across the state have received over 50 mm rain in the low pressure induced system.

The Minister said the district collectors were directed to ensure that no farmer in the state suffers loss due to rain and added that in view of yet another low pressure they were asked to stay alert.

The IMD has issued orange warning for Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Sundargarh, Nuapada, Bolangir, Sonepur, Boudh and Angul districts with forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall.

Heavy rain is also likely over Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Keonjhar and Balasore. These districts were issued with yellow warning.

The state has recorded 553.9 mm rain from June 1 to August 5 as against the average long term rainfall of 625.9 mm rain.

 

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