Odisha receives 18 percent less rainfallJuly 18th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 17 (IANS) The rainfall received in Odisha this monsoon so far was 18 percent below normal, an official said Tuesday.
The state received a total of 316.2 mm rainfall by Tuesday as against a normal of 387.9 mm, an official of the Bhubaneswar metrological centre told IANS.
A good monsoon is crucial for the state, which has an agrarian economy with about 73 percent of the work force engaged in agriculture.
Odisha contributes about one-tenth of the country’s total rice production. The monsoon normally reaches the state by June 10. However, this year it arrived after a week’s delay.
Due to a weak monsoon, the paddy transplantation could not be taken up in several places, said an official of the state agriculture department.
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