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State received 22 pc above average rainfall

The state has received 22 per cent above average rainfall this year, Maharashtra government said on Wednesday. Till September 13, the state had recorded 1,222.7 mm rainfall, which is 122.7 per cent of the average rainfall. State's seasonal average rainfall is 996.3 mm.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2010 03:43 IST
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The state has received 22 per cent above average rainfall this year, Maharashtra government said on Wednesday.
Till September 13, the state had recorded 1,222.7 mm rainfall, which is 122.7 per cent of the average rainfall. State's seasonal average rainfall is 996.3 mm.

Coastal areas of the state received 20 per cent or more rainfall. Several parts of central Maharashtra too recorded more than 120 percent rainfall this year.

Nashik, Nandurbar and Kolhapur were the only three districts that received little less share of monsoon compared to the rest of the state.

The average there was 80 to 100 per cent of the regular rainfall, according to an official release.

A good monsoon has also led to an improvement on the agricultural front. This year, the area brought under cultivation is six per cent more than annual average.

The total area where sowing was completed is 140.34 hectare, said the release.