Heavy rains lashed a number of elements of Karnataka together with Bengaluru, Mysuru, Kodagu, Ramanagara and Chamarajanagar districts on Wednesday.
Bengaluru metropolis recorded 9 mm of rain as much as 5.30 pm and HAL airport recorded 4 mm rain. In accordance with India Meteorological Division (IMD), most elements of Karnataka are predicted to get rain until January 10.
C S Patil, IMD Director in-charge, Bengaluru, mentioned: “As a result of easterly waves, coastal Karnataka is more likely to expertise mild to average rainfall until January 10. North Inside Karnataka will obtain remoted rainfall until the tenth. South Inside Karnataka is more likely to obtain mild to average scattered rainfall on Thursday as properly and light-weight rainfall from January 8 to 10.”
Rains within the final couple of days have broken crops akin to ragi, cotton, rabi jowar, maize, tur, sunflower, in North and South Karnataka area. The present spell of unseasonal rain can also be affecting the continued espresso harvest.
“There was some affect of the current rains on the espresso harvest in areas of Kodagu, Sakleshpur in Hassan and Chikmagalur. This can be a season of harvesting espresso and drying it, however due rainfall from the final two days, the berry has began to drop and it has change into tough to dry it. Together with labour crises, the growers are apprehensive of berry droppings because of the rain,” mentioned Kushalappa, a big espresso grower in Madikeri, Kodagu.
Brijesh Kumar Dikshit, Commissioner, Agriculture Division, mentioned that the division is assessing the crop loss from the final two days within the state. “We’re accumulating the inputs from farmers to evaluate crop losses incurred because of the rain,” he mentioned.