Telangana receives widespread rainfall; will help revive hope for normal Kharif season in state
In Telangana, widespread rainfall received in almost all the districts during the past few days helped revive hope for a normal Kharif season in the state. The sowing activities which were impacted due to the deficient rainfall last month, gathered pace for the past few days.
As per the Agriculture department, a quantum jump is expected in net sowing this week. The total area sown rose from 16 lakh acres to 31 lakh acres within one week. Of this, about 24 lakh acres of area is covered only by cotton for which the seasonal conditions are quite favourable.
The average rainfall received in the state during the past two days was 25.1 mm as against 4.8 mm of normal, registering a deviation of 423 per cent. Almost every district received excess rainfall compared to the normal for the day.
As IMD predicted fairly normal rainfall during this month, Kharif operations were resumed in a big way. The operations are yet to pick up in the districts of Jagitial, Jayashankar Bhupalpalli, and Mulugu.