No rains, dry spell

Monsoon--621x414Under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana Department of Agriculture and Cooperation has allocated Rs 410 crore to minimize the impact of drought and improving the ground water recharge in 20 States and UTs. Telangana was allotted Rs 13.20 crore and AP Rs 16.89 crore. Met department has estimated that except in two districts drought played havoc in the State.  Deficit rainfall was recorded in kharif and Met office indicated that rainfall will be scarce in September and August was supposed to have heavy rains but 22 percent less rain was recorded. Influence of El Nino was attributed to the current state of affairs. However, rains may lash in three or four days as per forecast. Weather Cock forecasts another drought-hit year.

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