(News) Bundelkhand gets above normal rainfall after four-year long drought
It is the monsoon that actually delivered, even as the Congress-led UPA government and the ruling BSP in Uttar Pradesh were busy locking horns over development of drought-prone Bundelkhand. The seven districts of the region have received 3-5 times above normal rainfall so far this monsoon, breaking a four-year long drought spell.
According to the state Met department, Banda district received 252.4 mm rainfall (214% above normal) between June 1 and June 30. During the same period, Hamirpur recorded 253.9 mm rains (334% above normal), Jaulan 266 mm (153% above normal), Jhansi 266.1 mm (203% above normal) and Mahoba recorded 185.2 mm rains (210% above normal). Lalitpur is reeling under the threat of floods with 644 mm rains so far, which is 5.8 times (588%) more than the normal for the district.