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Bengaluru: Rain-deficit 23 districts in Karnataka declared drought-hit


Bengaluru, Sep 13 (IANS): Of the 30 districts across Karnataka, 23 districts have been declared drought-hit due to deficit rainfall in the monsoon season, an official said on Wednesday.

"Though the monsoon (June-September) was near normal in coastal, south interior and Malnad regions with record rainfall causing floods in seven districts, deficit-rains forced the state government to declare 23 districts drought-hit," an official told IANS here after a review meeting.

According to the Indian Metrological Department (IMD) data, the cumulative seasonal rainfall across the southern state was minus 2 per cent from June 1 to September 12, with coastal areas recording 3 per cent above normal, and south interior region 7 per cent above normal, while north interior area posted 26 per cent deficit.

"A cabinet sub-committee on disaster management had identified 86 taluks (sub-districts) in the state's erstwhile Bombay province in northwest and the Hyderabad-Karnataka region in the northern region due to dry weather," said the official, citing a report its chairman and State Revenue Minister R.V. Deshpande submitted to the Chief Minister's office on Tuesday.

As per the revised guidelines, a taluk can be declared drought-hit with a 60 per cent rain deficit or a dry spell of three weeks with 33 per cent crop loss.

"Preliminary estimates reveal the kharif crop loss in the absence timely rains is about Rs 8,000 crore, as sowing was done in 63 lakh hectares of farm lands out of 75 lakh hectares across the state," said the official.

The state departments concerned, including agriculture, horticulture and sericulture will conduct a joint survey of the drought-hit districts and submit a report to the central government for grants from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF).

"Two central teams are touring seven flood-hit districts, including Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru for spot assessment of the damage to life and property caused by heavy rains," added the official.

The state government will also request the central government to rush another team to assess the damage caused by drought in the 23 districts. 

 


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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Central and the state government need to spring into action to do the needful to these drought effected districts.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Many of us have not realized the importance of water still today.we use water sometimes without thtinking and let open the water tape let run.It will be very soon like in Afrika .Thats why we have to use water and its sources carefully.Let rain water to preserve and use.Dont let pumps whole day run and every drop to suckout.When see water to desaline ,we need too energy .This again makes the envirement hot ,It is a again roundup.

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  • Gabriel, Brahmavar

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Government is yet to try cloud seeding..

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    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    SEA WATER CONVERTION PLANTS CAN BE INSTALLED.....SEA WATER NEVER DRIES....

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  • Agoli Manjanna, Bappanaad

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    OHHH REALLY...?
    THEN WHAT IS YOUR KAMANGI GOVT IS DOING FROM LAST 5 YEARS..? WHY DELAY..?

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

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  • Agoli Manjanna, Bappanaad

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    this technology was there since year 2000, pls update ur knowledge.

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    Thu, Sep 13 2018

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  • Smile, Mlore

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Why can't we plant more trees and take care of it.....
    Kerala floods were due to lack of vegetation and not because of too much rain...
    Same story goes to Coorg as well..

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    Thu, Sep 13 2018

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