Ranchi, 9 July (Hindustan Times). It has been more than 20 days since monsoon arrived in Jharkhand. But according to the data of the Meteorological Department, the state has received less than average rainfall in the monsoon so far. Maximum rainfall was recorded in Sahibganj and normal in Garhwa, Simdega, Deoghar, Godda. There are 19 districts where less than normal rainfall has been recorded.

Chatra, Latehar, Dhanbad and Jamtara districts have received 60 to 73 percent less rainfall. According to the data of the Meteorological Department so far, Ranchi has also received 44 percent less rainfall than normal in the months of June and July. Like last year, this year too rains have been decreasing since the onset of monsoon. The agriculture department is keeping an eye on the monsoon. According to Ranchi Agriculture Officer Ramshankar Prasad Singh, the department will assess the rainfall till July 25, after which it will proceed on the basis of possibility.

Ranchi Agriculture Officer Ramshankar Prasad Singh said that the state has received less rainfall so far. The Horticulture Commissioner of the Government of India had come to Jharkhand to assess its condition. He assessed the situation and it was decided in the meeting to wait till July 25. After that the department will have to do further planning on the basis of possibilities.

The agriculture officer said that if the situation does not improve even by July 25, then farmers will have to pay attention to planting crops that yield coarse grains and less rainfall. Out of the total area of ​​28 lakh hectares in the state, only paddy is cultivated in maximum 18 lakh hectares. In such a situation, the agriculture officer said that the rains that have happened so far are good for the crop, but it cannot be planted in the fields.

Rahul Dev

Cricket Jounralist at Newsdesk

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