deficient rainfall in jharkhand

Jharkhand aims to sow paddy on 18 lakh hectares of land this kharif. However, scientists say it is a tough task due to delayed and deficit monsoon.(HT Photo)

Drought fear looms large in Jharkhand as 14 districts face 40% rainfall deficit

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2019 03:26 PM IST
Of the 11 districts in Jharkhand where sowing has started, five districts have recorded less than one percentage sowing till July 15, according to district-wise kharif coverage data of the state agriculture department.
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