Amidst protests over Cauvery water to TN, IMD brings some cheer to Karnataka

Amidst protests over Cauvery water to TN, IMD brings some cheer to Karnataka

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-09-08 14:37 Bengaluru: The Supreme Court’s direction to State government to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu has come at a worst time when the State has received deficient rainfall this year. However, there is some reason to cheer. The Indian Meterological Department (IMD) has predicted more rainy days ahead of September 9 in Cauvery basin and the interior parts of the state.According to IMD officials here, the monsoon will catch up on September 9 and would intensify further from September 12. More rains are expected in Cauvery basin - Mandya, Mysuru, Kodagu, Bengaluru, Chamarajanagar. Also, parts of Hassan, Shivamogga, Tumkur, Ramanagar, Kolar and Chikkaballapur will receive good rainfall, according to IMD. This will help reservoirs to store more water and will benefit farmers."Experts have indicated more rainfall in the state. There could be rain and thundershowers at Coastal Karnataka - Dakshina Kannada, Udupi Karwar and Uttara Kannada – and also at a few places in South interior Karnataka and North Karnataka including Gulbarga, Dharwad, Bagalkot and other districts," said an official.Geeta Agnihotri, IMD, Bengaluru, director said, “This year, the state had 13per cent rainfall deficit. It should have received 703.6 mm but this year, rainfal is recorded at 611.8mm rainfall.”On Wednesday, temperature at Bengaluru City was recorded at 27 degrees while the normal temperature is 28 degrees. Rise in temperature could mean rainfall, added an official from the IMD.Following the Apex Court’s order, the state farmers have been protesting against release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu and have even called state bandh on Friday.Following the Apex Court’s order, the state farmers have been protesting against release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu and have even called state bandh on Friday.