Rains lashing most parts of parched Rajasthan
South-west monsoon has caused widespread rains in Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ajmer divisions while pre-monsoon showers are lashing other parts of the state.Updated: Jun 21, 2003 16:06 IST
South-west monsoon has caused widespread rains in Jodhpur, Udaipur and Ajmer divisions while pre-monsoon showers are lashing other parts of the state bringing cheers to farmers who have started preparing for kharif crops.
Monsoon that entered Rajasthan from south-east side yesterday quite early this year is progressing further while four rain related casualties have been reported from Shekhawati region, official reports reaching here said on Friday.
The casualties have been reported from Sikar and Jhunjhunu districts where a father and son were electrocuted in Nawalgarh, a woman was killed in lightning in Udaipurwati and a boy was drowned in Chapoli.
The maximum 129 mm rainfall was recorded in Sikar during the last 24 hours, weather office said.
While West Banas recorded 97 mm rainfall, Datnta Ramgarh recorded 90 mm, Virat Nagar 73 mm, Raipur (Pali) 60 mm, Bhinai 54, Sumerpur 47 mm and Patan recorded 45 mm rainfall.
Inflow of water has also started in some major dams and tanks including Jawai Sagar in Pali district and Meli dam in Barmer district, reports reaching here said.
A report from Alwar said 20 feet high Samar Sarovar dam in Thanagaji area breached after overflowing. Similarly, under contruction Aaamka dam in the area is also overflowing.
A report from Jodhpur said the entire division consisting of six districts in western Rajasthan had received good rainfall during the last 24 hours.
Although, divisional commissioner Khem Raj Chaudhary said, there had been no flood situation any where but all the district collectors had ben alerted to deal with any eventuality. Jodhpur city has so far recorded 62.5 mm rainfall.
First Published: Jun 21, 2003 16:06 IST