Ahmedabad. Of the 642 mm (about 26 inches) of average rainfall in the state so far, more than 43 per cent has been received in the 21 days of September. This is probably the highest in the last ten years. The state has received 280 mm of rain in 21 days of September.
The average annual rainfall in the state in the last 30 years has been 840 mm. In comparison, 642 mm of rain has been received this year, which is 76.44 per cent of the season’s total. 280 mm of rain fell in 21 days of September. This is 43.61 percent of the rainfall received so far. This is the highest during the month of September in the state in the last ten years. This year, the lowest 65 mm (about two and a half inches) of rain has been received in the month of August. Whereas in the month of June 120 mm of rain and in July 176 mm of rain has been received.
Heavy rain warning still
In the meeting of the Weather Watch Group held in Gandhinagar on Tuesday, the Meteorological Department official said that on Wednesday also there may be heavy to very heavy rains in Panchmahal, Chhota Udepur and Vadodara. Apart from this, heavy rain is also possible in Rajkot, Junagadh, Girsomnath, Bhavnagar, Botad, Ahmedabad, Kheda, Anand, Mahisagar, Dahod, Bharuch, Narmada districts.
NDRF deployed 18 out of 20
Keeping in view the possibility of heavy rains, 18 out of 20 teams of NDRF have been deployed for relief operations in various places in the state. Of these, two teams have been deployed in Rajkot, one each in Valsad, Surat, Navsari, Girsomnath, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Janagar, Patan, Morbi, Devbhoomi, Dwarka, Porbandar, Kheda, Panchmahal and Gandhinagar. While eight out of 11 teams of SDRF have also been deployed in various parts.
75 of the capacity in 206 dams and 56 percent of water storage in Narmada
It has been told in the meeting of the Weather Watch Group that against the capacity of 206 major dams in the state, 75.6 per cent and the Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) dam has 55.89 per cent water storage. At present, 90 to 100 percent water has been collected in 80 dams of the state, out of which 79 dams are on high alert. Apart from this, alerts have been given in 12 dams if the storage is 80 to 90 percent against the capacity and in 12 if the water storage is 70 to 80 percent.
Sowing in 83.84 lakh hectare
Kharif has been sown in Gujarat this year in 83.84 lakh hectares of land. Although this sowing is less than the previous years. Last year, 85.83 lakh hectares were sown in this period. This year 98.01 percent sowing has been done as compared to last three years.