Parts of erstwhile Adilabad see moderate to heavy rains

Adilabad: Several parts of erstwhile Adilabad district registered moderate to heavy rains from Sunday night to Monday morning, ending a prolonged dry spell and cheering farmers.

Nirmal district saw an average rainfall of 84.1 mm. Mudhole mandal received the highest rainfall of 122.2 mm, followed by Kaddampeddur mandal which had 113 mm of rainfall. The actual rainfall of the district was 1079 mm as against the normal rainfall of 757 mm, reflecting an excess by 42 percent.

The rains have cheered paddy and cotton farmers, who hope the rains would help the growth of the saplings of paddy transplanted and the cotton crops which reached the flowering stage.

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