According to a report by the divisional commissioner, Parbhani district has received 266.6 mm of rainfall against the expected figure of 354.5 mm, which is about 73 per cent, as of July end.
Jharkhand faced 100 per cent rain deficit in November, January and February.
In past 24 hours, Ranchi city recorded 5.2mm rain, while Jamshedpur registered 9.2mm and Simdega received 10.5 mm rainfall.
Scanty rainfall since last year has already impacted Rabi crop sowing, with 35 per cent of the total arable land lying fallow, data shared by the agricultural department revealed. Rabi crops are usually sown from October to...
Experts have predicted multiple problems in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, including a drinking water crisis, after experts confirmed this to be the driest winter in the state.