Heavy rains continue to lash Marathwada

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Aug 2017 09:21:41



THE incessant monsoon rains have been lashing since the last two days in Marathwada region, which could help the standing crops in the region.
During the past 24 hours, 20.77 mm average rainfall was recorded in the eight districts of the region. Highest rainfall of 35 mm has been recorded in Jalna district followed by Osmanabad district 31 mm, Hingoli and Parbhani 23 mm each, Beed 20 mm, Latur 11 mm and 4.52 mm recorded in Aurangabad district, according to the Divisional Commissioner official sources.

The region has received 449 mm rainfall so far, which is the 85 per cent of expected rainfall and 57 per cent of annual average rainfall, they said.
Reports from Beed district stated that due to the incessant rainfall Bindusara river was overflowing. Heavy rainfall reports were also reaching here from Jalna and Osmanabad resulting in number of irrigation projects filling up in these district.

Following heavy rainfall, several projects taken under the Jalyukat Shivar schemes, are now filling up and some are overflowing, which may help to increase ground water levels and wells and also helpful to the rabi crops. In the next 24 hours heavy to heavy rainfall will occur in the isolated places in the region and administration has issued an alert to meet any eventuality during the heavy rainfall, weather officials said.