Satisfactory rainfall in Maharashtra so far: CM

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 19:37

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday said state has so far received
`satisfactory` rainfall and 71 per cent of Kharif sowing has
been completed.

The state has received an average of 448.8 mm of
rainfall, Chavan told reporters after the weekly cabinet
meeting.

Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Satara and Beed districts have
received more than 120 per cent of rains while Raigad,
Ahmednagar, Pune, Kolhapur, Latur and Buldhana have recorded
100 to 120 per cent.

Thane, Solapur, Sangli, Parbhani, Hingoli, Akola,
Washim and Yavatmal have recorded 80 to 100 per cent rainfall,
while Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar, Aurangabad, Jalna, Osmanabad,
Nanded, Amravati, Wardha, Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondia, Chandrapur
and Gadchiroli 60 to 70 percent, the chief minister said.

Jalgaon district in north Maharashtra has so far
recorded 40 to 60 per cent rains, he added.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 19:37

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