(News) Good Rainfall This Monsoon Season in Bundelkhand
After Five Years, Monsoon Brings Smile to Parched Bundelkhand
Good rainfall this monsoon season in Bundelkhand region of the state has brought some cheer at a time when the region has been reeling under drought-like situation for the past five years.
The officials involved in groundwater-level monitoring say if administration and community can effectively manage water conservation, it may hold a better part of the region in good stead over the next couple of seasons.
According to meteorological data for period June 1 to September 28, four districts of the region — Banda, Hamipur, Jhansi and Lalitpur — have received higher rainfall during the monsoon season. The figures released by the Indian Meteorological Department on its website, indicate that Banda has received 15 per cent more rainfall (960.4 mm) than its long period average (LPA) of the season, 11 per cent higher rainfall in Hamirpur (879.7 mm), 2 per cent higher rainfall in Jhansi (853.1 mm) and 40 per cent higher rainfall in Lalitpur (1,309 mm). However, Mahoba with 20 per cent less rain (617.2 mm) and Jalaun with 13 per cent less rain (673 mm) have remained dry. No figures are available for Chitrakoot.