It has been raining in Rayagada for two days due to low pressure. The meteorological department has issued a yellow warning to Rayagada as heavy rains are likely to be seen in South Odisha due to the low-pressure zone created in northern Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas.
The district has received 175 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. The effects of the monsoon in Rayagada from Saturday night also remained dry until Wednesday, with the minimum night temperature dropping to 17°C.
As a result, it felt cold. Due to the low pressure, the temperature continued to rise by 23 ° Celsius. Although there has been no heavy rainfall, public life has been affected due to torrential downpours and moderate rainfall.
In some areas, rice crops have been submerged, and many farmers are likely to be affected by cotton production. Farmers are worried that the cotton and rice crops will be destroyed if the rains do not stop for a day or two.
Rice has been harvested on 47,000 hectares of land in the district and cotton has been harvested on 45,000 hectares of land. If the weather dries up in a day or two, the damage will be reduced.
Otherwise, the cotton farmers will be harmed. Farmers are also worried about rice cultivation. Nearly 40 % of the land is ripe for harvest and the government is preparing to open a Mandi as paddy harvest is set to begin in 2 to 3 weeks. However, light rains in the month of Kartik are a threat to farmers.