KARNATAKA

Deficient rainfall in many districts

BANGALORE, AUG. 14. The Directorate of Economics and Statistics, in its rainfall report for the period between August 6 and 12, has said that the monsoon was active only in a few districts. Excess rainfall was recorded only in Belgaum district. Davangere, Shimoga, Chikmaglur, Hassan, Kodagu, Dharwad, Haveri and Uttara Kannada districts recorded normal rainfall. Rainfall was deficient in Bangalore Urban and Rural, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Dakshina Kannada, Mysore, Udupi, Bijapur and Gadag districts, while it was scanty in Chamarajanagar, Mandya, Bidar, Gulbarga, Koppal, Raichur and Bagalkot districts. Of the 175 taluks, 26 received excess rainfall and 39 normal rainfall during the week. Fifty-one taluks recorded deficient rainfall and 45 taluks scanty rainfall. There was no rain in 14 taluks.

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