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Inconsistent rains recorded throughout Rajasthan

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Rajasthan as a whole has recorded inconsistent rainfall this monsoon season with 11 districts recording excess rainfall and four deficit downpour, the state Water Resources Department (SWRD) report said.

Jaipur: Rajasthan as a whole has recorded inconsistent rainfall this monsoon season with 11 districts recording excess rainfall and four deficit downpour, the state Water Resources Department (SWRD) report said.

Of the total 33 districts, 11 recorded excess, 10 received abnormal rains and 8 recorded normal rains while four districts- Dholpur, Karauli, Alwar, Dausa received deficit rains, it said.

The districts which received 20 to 59 per cent more than normal fall under 'excess' category while districts receiving 60 per cent or more rains are under 'abnormal' category.

Rajasthan has recorded 380.74 mm rains from June 1 to August 6 against the normal rainfall of 290.89 mm which is 30.89 per cent more than the normal, the SWRD said.

Jhalawar received maximum of 876.46 mm rains from June 1 to August 6 (morning) against the normal rainfall of 445.10 mm while Sirohi recorded 733.43 mm against 431.30 mm. Districts under abnormal rains category are Bikaner, Sriganganagar, Churu, Jodhpur, Jalore, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Pali, Nagaur and Jhalawar.

And districts under excess category are Hanumangarh, Sirohi, Sikar, Kota, Baran, Bundi, Udaipur, Banswara, Dungarpur, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, the report said. Ajmer, Bhilwara, Tonk, Bharatpur, Sawaimadhopur, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Chittorgarh received normal rains, it said.

On the other hand, 184 dams out of the total 761 in the state are fully filled, 325 are partially filled, 208 are empty and information for 44 is not available Southern parts of Rajasthan bordering with Gujarat faced flood-like situation where districts of Jalore, Sirohi and other nearby areas received incessant rains few days back, Additional SP Jalore Rameshwar Lal, who rescued many people, said that the situation was now under control.

"Incessant rains led to flood-like situation few days back and several hundred people were rescued by joint teams of police, civil administration and people were also airlifted by Air Force helicopters and the situation has become normal now," Lal, who coordinated the rescue operations in the worst affected Bhinmal.

first published:August 06, 2015, 22:25 IST