JK records 77% deficient rainfall since March

Srinagar: Even though fresh rainfall at most places of Kashmir brought respite from scorching heat, Jammu and Kashmir has reported deficiency in rainfall since March this year, details revealed.
The Union territory as per the data has recorded 77 per cent deficient rainfall from March 01 to May 11, which is considered as huge deficiency as per the categories given by the MeT.
“Against the normal 288 mm rainfall, J&K has received only 64.8 mm rainfall in the last over two months,” the data reads.
Nonetheless, three districts of Jammu and Kashmir including Srinagar, Ganderbal and Baramulla have recorded deficient rainfall while rest 17 districts have been categorized in large deficient rainfall.
The three districts Baramulla, Ganderbal and Srinagar have recorded 158.1 mm, 111.8 and 92 mm rainfall respectively since March 01.
Kargil in the Union Territory of Ladakh has recorded normal rainfall, the data reads.
None of the districts in Jammu and Kashmir recorded normal or excess rainfall in the given period.
According to the data, five districts of J&K including Kishtwar, Samba, Reasi, Shopian and Ramban have recorded over 82 per cent deficient rainfall. The data shows the districts have recorded 99, 93, 85 and 83 and 83 per cent deficient rainfall respectively since March 01, 2022-May 11, 2022. (KNO)



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