South Rajasthan and Gujarat to receive heavy downpour, but it’s too late for crops

Udaipur : Farmers in South Rajasthan and Gujarat were hoping for rain in the last week of August and the first week of September, but the dry spell of the last 15 days has damaged more than 50% of crops in both states.

A well-marked low-pressure area is now over central parts of Madhya Pradesh and is moving over southeast Rajasthan and adjoining parts of North Gujarat. Rain activities have already commenced over these areas, and heavy to very heavy rain is expected over southeast Rajasthan and East Gujarat during the next two days.

The districts of Kota, Baran, Jhalawar, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara, Pratapgarh, Banswara, Dungarpur, Udaipur, Rajsamand, and Sirohi in Rajasthan may experience heavy rainfall.

The eastern districts of Gujarat such as Dahod, Mahisagar, Gandhinagar, Sabarkantha, Palampur, Banaskantha, Mehsana, panch mahal, Kheda, Ahmedabad, Patan, Chhota Udaipur, Vadodara, Narmada, Bharuch, and Anand may also witness heavy rain.

While the rain is a relief for the people of the region, it is too late for the crops. The guar and pulses in Rajasthan are ready for harvesting, and the upcoming rainfall will do more damage than benefit. Similarly, it is harvesting time in Gujarat.

Farmers in both states are now worried about the losses they will incur due to the crop damage. They are appealing to the government for assistance.

The government should take steps to help the farmers affected by the crop damage. This could include providing them with financial assistance, seeds, and other inputs.

Mahi Dam gates opened in Banswara

16 gates of Mahi Dam, the largest dam in the Udaipur division of Rajasthan, were opened on Saturday morning. The first 10 gates were opened after the inflow of water into the dam reached two lakh cusecs, and then all 16 gates were opened.

Mahi Dam is located on the border of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Water from the dam is used for irrigation and power generation in the districts of Banswara, Pratapgarh, and Dungarpur in Rajasthan.

The opening of the dam gates is likely to cause flooding in the downstream areas, including the Chambal river. People living in these areas have been advised to be vigilant and move to safer places.

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