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It rained heavily in Bihar, despite drought-like situation in many districts

Bihar had acquired little to no rain for the previous few weeks. Nonetheless, many components of the state acquired good rains on Wednesday. Regardless of this, 30 districts of the state have acquired lower than 20 % of the conventional rainfall. The situation of 5 districts is even worse. There was much less rain as much as 64 %. Attributable to which a drought-like scenario has arisen in nearly all components of the state.

The scenario is worse in these 5 districts

District Rainfall Much less Rain

Arval 59.3mm-64%

Aurangabad 78.0 mm-63%

Gaya 78.0mm-64%

Sheikhpura 81.9mm-63%

Sheohar 110.9mm-64%

Lower than 20 % rain in 30 districts

Within the interval from June 1 to July, besides Araria, Begusarai, Buxar, Kishanganj, Madhepura, Madhubani, Purnia and Supaul, all of the 30 districts have acquired lower than 20 % of the conventional rainfall. In accordance with the officers of the Agriculture Division, until now solely 15 to twenty % of the planting work has been carried out within the state. Throughout June 1 to July 8, solely eight districts have acquired good rains. These embrace Araria, Begusarai, Buxar, Kishanganj, Madhepura, Madhubani, Purnia and Supaul districts.

The pace of planting could be very gradual in these 13 districts.

In accordance with the Agriculture Division, the tempo of paddy planting could be very gradual in Arwal, Aurangabad, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Buxar, Gaya, Khagaria, Lakhisarai, Munger, Nalanda, Nawada, Sheikhpura and Sitamarhi.

what are the preparations

As a way to cope with the drought scenario, it has been determined to supply diesel subsidy of Rs 60 per liter to the farmers for the cultivation of Kharif crop. Allow us to let you know that 10 liters of diesel is estimated to be consumed in a single acre space. Farmers will probably be given diesel subsidy for max 5 acres of Kharif crops. Aside from this, irrigation system may even be supplied to the farmers by means of electrical energy and canals for irrigation.

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