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Moderate rain in Nirmal, Adilabad

Published: 31st Aug 2021 11:25 pm

Adilabad/Nirmal: Nirmal and Adilabad districts registered light to moderate rains, damaging crops and affecting road connectivity in rural areas on Tuesday.

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Nirmal district’s average rainfall was 52.5 mm. Kuntala mandal of Nirmal district received the highest rainfall of 195.2 mm, followed by Bhainsa mandal at 122 mm. Basar and Kubeer mandals recorded 117 and 116 mm of rainfall, respectively. The district witnessed 1,019 mm of rainfall as against the normal 801 mm from June 1 to date, indicating an excess of 27 per cent.

The average rainfall of Adilabad district was assessed to be 31.7 mm of rainfall. Sirikonda mandal registered the highest rainfall of 71 mm, followed by Tamsi mandal which recorded 51 mm of rainfall. Mavala and Boath mandals received 45 and 42 mm of rainfall, respectively. The district had 1,031 mm of rainfall from June 1 to August 31 when compared to the normal 868 mm, showing an increase of 19 per cent.

Standing cotton, maize, soya and other crops were flooded in the two districts, resulting in losses to the growers. Farmers requested the Agriculture department to carry out a survey to assess crop damage. Hilly streams were flooded, affecting road connectivity to remote villages in Kaddam, Dasturabad, Kuntala, Sirikonda, Jainoor, Boath, Echoda and some other mandals.

Adilabad district administration has set up a control room with phone number 1800 425 1939 to help people in distress. They advised the public to call helpline 81066 74510 to inform about losses and problems created by the rains. Nirmal district authorities set up a toll-free number 1800 425 5566 for rain-related grievances.

The district authorities urged the rural folk not to go near streams and rivulets since the irrigation department was likely to release surplus water from projects.

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