Gujarat Receives 25.46% of Annual Rainfall During Monsoon Season

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Gujarat Receives 25.46% of Annual Rainfall During Monsoon Season

| Updated: July 11, 2024 19:52

The monsoon season in Gujarat has brought much-needed relief as the state received 224.84 mm of rainfall so far, accounting for 25.46% of the average annual rainfall.

According to official data as of 6 AM today, all 251 talukas in Gujarat have experienced rainfall. Here’s a breakdown of the rainfall distribution across different regions:

  • Saurashtra: The Saurashtra region leads the way with 35.44% of the total rainfall.
  • Kutch: Kutch has witnessed 34.87% rainfall.
  • South Gujarat: This region recorded 27.25% rainfall.
  • North Gujarat and East Central Gujarat: These areas received around 17.78% and 16.39% rainfall, respectively.

Among the districts, Valsad in South Gujarat stands out, having received the highest amount of rainfall this season so far, with 581.33 mm. It is followed by Navsari with 555.67 mm and Junagadh with 540.2 mm.

Notably, 25 talukas experienced substantial rainfall between 501 mm and 1,000 mm. These include Junagadh, Junagadh City, Manavadar, Mendarda, Vanthali, Visavadar, Khambhalia, Valod, Dolvan, Bardoli, Kamrej, Mahuva, Olpad, Palsana, Surat City, Chikhli, Jalalpore, Khergam, Navsari, Vansada, Dharampur, Kaprada, Umbergaon, Valsad and Vapi.

The agricultural sector has benefited significantly from the monsoon showers. Cabinet Minister Rishikesh Patel, during a press briefing after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, revealed that sowing activities have been completed in 40.26 lakh hectares of land, representing 47.04% of Gujarat’s total arable land.

Patel emphasised that these sowing activities covered groundnut crops in 14.09 lakh hectares, cotton in 18.60 lakh hectares and oilseeds in 18.75 lakh hectares.

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