Nizamabad, Kamareddy happy with southwest monsoon
Nizamabad: The southwest monsoon had not disappointed Nizamabad district. Despite late rains, the crops in Kharif season haven't suffered water shortage. But still all the four zones are having deficit rainfall.
The average annual normal rainfall in Nizamabad district is 1042.4 mm. Due to the southwest monsoon, the maximum rainfall in August month is 699.4 mm. The cumulative rainfall from June 1 to August 29 is 719.7 mm. Bheemgal +30 per cent, Kammarpalli +29 per cent and Makloor have witnessed + 20 per cent excess rainfall. Normal rainfall is registered in about 21 mandals. But there are a few zones with deficit rainfall, like Kotagiri with -33.2%, Mugpal with -29.08%, Varni with -20%.
There is no water in Sri Ram Sagar Project due to lack of rains, the areas didn't get flood water as expected even after lifting Babli project gates. At present, there is only 18 TMCs of water stored in SRSP. Farmers are worried about cultivation during Rabi season.
Northern Telangana will receive good rainfall through southwest monsoon only during July and August months. Rainfall in September is not a big help for the farmers. Normally Chandur and Dichpalli mandals, which records normal rainfall in Nizamabad district, now has a deficit rainfall of 2.23%. With the monsoon season nearing to end, the chances of getting more rain is uncertain. In the next 15 days, the rainy season may bring some joy to farmers.
In Kamareddy district, the mandals with deficit rainfall are - Pedda Kodapagal - 31%; Bichkunda - 20.9%; Nasurullabad - 26.2%; Banswada - 29.3%; and Pitlam - 22.6%.
The remaining 16 mandals have received normal rainfall. Maddanur recorded a rainfaill of 18%; Jukkal - 10%; Nizamsagar - 11.2%; and Yellareddy - 12%.
Eight zones have a deficit rainfall of -7.5% to -1.5%.
In general category, Nagarareddy received + 7%; Ramareddy received + 6.1%; Rajampet received + 3.5%; and Gandhari mandal has recorded + 5.3% rainfall. Excess rainfall was recorded in Tadwai (+21%) and Kamareddy (+ 23%).