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As India Sees Bountiful Monsoon Rains, Western Ghats Stare at Deficit

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Picture used for illustration. In Karnataka, the place the Western Ghats is called Malnad area, the scenario is grim, with the season recording 50% much less rainfall to date. D P Satish Information18.com Final Up to date: […]

Image used for representation.

Picture used for illustration.

In Karnataka, the place the Western Ghats is called Malnad area, the scenario is grim, with the season recording 50% much less rainfall to date.

D P Satish

  • Information18.com
  • Final Up to date: July 28, 2020, 10:55 AM IST

The South West Monsoon, which has been bountiful in the remainder of India, appears to have failed within the Western Ghats the place over 90% of the rivers within the Deccan plateau originate.

The unprecedented scarcity of rainfall in July has triggered panic throughout the over 1,400 kilometres-long Western Ghats which is dwelling to greater than 10 crore folks.

In Karnataka, the place the Western Ghats is called Malnad area, the scenario is grim, with the season recording 50% much less rainfall to date.

Virtually 99% of the rivers, together with Cauvery, Thunga Bhadra, Sharavathi, Nethravathi, Kali, Ghataprabha, Malaprabha, Hemavathi originate right here.

They supply water for hydropower era, irrigation and consuming.

Annually, the area sees incessant rains within the final week of July. This season, nevertheless, the densely forested area is gazing a deficit.

Kerala, too, acquired 17% much less rainfall in June in comparison with common figures. Six districts – Ernakulam, Wayanad, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur and Idukki — have acquired much less rainfall in comparison with the previous few years.

In the meantime, heavy rains lashed Mumbai’s suburbs earlier within the month with the India Meteorological Division (IMD) additionally issuing an ‘Orange’ alert — which suggests ‘keep ready’ — for the town. On July 4, incessant rains lashed Maharashtra’s Thane metropolis, and the civic authorities reported two incidents of wall collapse.


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