April 22, 2024

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Heavy rains in Gujarat; 50% of dams approach overflow levels

The reduced pressure area over West Rajasthan and neighbouring regions caused hefty downpour in parts of Gujarat and rivers inflammation in numerous districts.

Of the 205 dams in the Point out, 103 are overflowing or at full ability and 154 dams are place on superior warn adhering to hefty inflow.

The lifeline of Gujarat, Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river gained hefty inflows from the higher catchment locations in Madhya Pradesh top to flooding in downstream districts which includes Narmada and Bharuch.

The h2o stage at Sardar Sarovar dam was 132.eighty two meters at three PM on Monday with inflow of 11.40 lakh cusecs of h2o as from the outflow of 10.eighteen lakh cusecs.

Point out govt has deployed thirteen groups of National Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) and two groups of Point out Catastrophe Response Drive (SDRF), and 11 groups are on stand-by.

Gujarat Chief Secretary, Anil Mukim on Monday took inventory of the situation and informed that the Point out is effectively-well prepared to deal with the rain fury.

Aid Commissioner Harshad Patel informed that the monsoon forecast points that the rains will start off receding in coming times. Given that August 13th 19,523 men and women have been evacuated from the reduced-lying locations to safety.

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Rainfall data

The Point out has gained 995.forty one mm rainfall so much which is about 120 for each cent of the extensive-time period typical of 831 mm. Most rainfall is recorded in Kutch district with 1,037 mm, which is 252 for each cent of the extensive time period typical of 412 mm. Saurashtra area has gained 162 for each cent of the LPA rainfall, the rainfall in South Gujarat is recorded 119 for each cent of the LPA, and one zero one for each cent for North Gujarat. Even so, East-Central area of the Point out which includes Ahmedabad and Vadodara districts has so much gained 717 mm rainfall which is about thirteen for each cent deficient from the LPA.

Crop harm

There are reports of kharif crop harm from the districts of Kutch and parts of Saurashtra, where by farmers anxiety harm to groundnut, cotton, onion in addition to other oilseed and pulses. But a formal evaluation of the harm is still to be carried out by the govt.