Heavy rains in Gujarat; 50% of dams approach overflow levels

The low force region around West Rajasthan and neighbouring regions induced heavy downpour in elements of Gujarat and rivers swelling in many districts.

Of the 205 dams in the State, 103 are overflowing or at whole capability and 154 dams are place on large warn next heavy influx.

The lifeline of Gujarat, Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river been given heavy inflows from the higher catchment regions in Madhya Pradesh major to flooding in downstream districts including Narmada and Bharuch.

The drinking water level at Sardar Sarovar dam was 132.eighty two meters at 3 PM on Monday with influx of eleven.forty lakh cusecs of drinking water as from the outflow of 10.eighteen lakh cusecs.

State govt has deployed 13 groups of Countrywide Disaster Response Drive (NDRF) and two groups of State Disaster Response Drive (SDRF), and eleven groups are on stand-by.

Gujarat Main Secretary, Anil Mukim on Monday took inventory of the situation and informed that the State is properly-prepared to tackle the rain fury.

Relief Commissioner Harshad Patel informed that the monsoon forecast details that the rains will begin receding in coming times. Considering that August thirteenth 19,523 people today have been evacuated from the low-lying regions to security.

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Rainfall facts

The State has been given 995.41 mm rainfall so considerably which is about one hundred twenty for each cent of the lengthy-time period regular of 831 mm. Greatest rainfall is recorded in Kutch district with one,037 mm, which is 252 for each cent of the lengthy time period regular of 412 mm. Saurashtra area has been given 162 for each cent of the LPA rainfall, the rainfall in South Gujarat is recorded 119 for each cent of the LPA, and one hundred and one for each cent for North Gujarat. However, East-Central area of the State which consists of Ahmedabad and Vadodara districts has so considerably been given 717 mm rainfall which is about 13 for each cent deficient from the LPA.

Crop hurt

There are studies of kharif crop hurt from the districts of Kutch and elements of Saurashtra, where by farmers panic hurt to groundnut, cotton, onion moreover other oilseed and pulses. But a formal evaluation of the hurt is but to be carried out by the govt.