Heavy rain in Kodagu, Bandipur forest

Heavy rain in Kodagu, Bandipur forest

A student walks on the road amid rain at Siddapur in Virajpet taluk on Wednesday. DH photo

Various parts of Kodagu district received heavy rainfall on Wednesday, thus bringing the smile on the face of farmers.

Palibetta, Nelyahudikeri, Ammatti, Suntikoppa, Napoklu and Cherambane received good rainfall. 

Coffee plants and pepper vines were drying up due to the scorching sun for the last several days. The growers were worried as the lakes had dried up.

About 27 mm rain has been recorded in Virajpet while Somwarpet received 26 mm rain.

Bandipur report

Heavy downpour was reported in A M Gudi Range under Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Chamarajanagar on Wednesday evening.

Rain in A M Gudi region of Bandipur has removed the fear of forest fire. Water has been collected in the small ponds and streams in the forest, bringing relief to wild animals as well.

About 20.5 mm rain has been recorded in Annuru and Chokkanahalli of H D Kote taluk and 7 mm rain in Hanagodu of Hunsur. Periyapatna has received drizzling, according to sources from state natural disaster management unit.