Rainfall in 31 talukas in the state for last 24 hours, 5 days moderate rain forecast

  • | Wednesday | 16th September, 2020

Rainfall has been experienced in most parts of the state this year. Especially Saurashtra, South and North Gujarat are getting good rains. However, only 31 talukas received half to 2 inches of rain in the last 24 hours yesterday.

Rainfall has been experienced in most parts of the state this year. Especially Saurashtra, South and North Gujarat are getting good rains. However, only 31 talukas received half to 2 inches of rain in the last 24 hours yesterday.

The highest rainfall of 2 inches was recorded in Sayla taluka of Surendranagar yesterday. Then Amreli, Morbi, Jamnagar, Kutch, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, including normal rainfall is recorded. Yesterday, a webinar of the Weather Watch Group was held at Gandhinagar today in the place of the relief commissioner and additional secretary Harshad R. Patel. The meteorological department has forecast light to moderate rains in the next five days.

Giving details to the media at the State Emergency Operations Center after the Weather Watch Group`s webinar, Relief Commissioner Harshad Patel said that from 6:00 am to 4 pm today, 5 talukas received 1 mm to 6 mm of rain. The highest rainfall of 6 mm has been recorded in Dwarka taluka of Devbhoomi Dwarka district. The state has received 1051.22 mm of rainfall till 15/09/2020. Which is 126.50% compared to the state average of 831 mm in the last thirty years.

An estimated 85.83 lakh hectares of kharif crops have been planted in the current year. It was stated by the Agriculture Department in the meeting that an estimated 85.83 lakh hectares of kharif crops have been planted in the state till 14/09/2020. During the same period last year, 85.29 lakh hectares were planted. This year, 101.10 per cent planting has been done against the average planted area of ??the last three years.

90.51 per cent of the total water storage in 205 reservoirs of the state. According to the Irrigation Department, 3,26,127 MCFT of water has been stored in Sardar Sarovar reservoir, the lifeline of Gujarat. Which is 97.62 per cent of the total storage capacity. The total water storage in 205 reservoirs of the state is 90.51 per cent. At present, there are 168 reservoirs on high alert, 10 reservoirs on high alert and 09 reservoirs on warning.



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