Bandipur forest receives good spell of rain

Bandipur forest receives good spell of rain

Parts of Bandipur forest experience thundershowers for about 45 minutes on Monday evening. DH PHOTO

Parts of Bandipur Tiger Reserve, which faced its worst wildfire a week ago, on Monday received a good spell of rain bringing a much-needed relief for the forest personnel, who had a torrid time in containing the fire.

The wildfire, said to be man-made, had reduced thousands of acres to ashes

Gopalaswami Hill, Melukamanahalli, Maguvinahalli, Hangala, Gopalapura, Deverahalli, Kundukere and Bandipur ranges of forests experienced thunderstorm for 45 minutes on Monday evening.

With Bandipur safari resuming last week, the showers would check the rising dust and bring down the soaring temperatures, said forest personnel.

Mysuru district

Hampapura in HD Kote taluk, Mysuru district, also received showers on Monday evening, bringing cheers among the farmers and the people. The people hope the rains continue for a couple of days and replenish the depleting water table.