Torrential rain in Kodagu

Train services on Konkan route hit

return to glory: Water overflows the parapet of Chikli reservoir near Kushalnagar, Kodagu district. dh photo

Talacauvery, Bhagamandala, Madikeri received heavy rain. Bhagamandala recorded a rainfall of 186.60 mm while it rained 132.40 mm in Sampanje. Triveni Sangam filled to the brim following copious rain. Madikeri registered 94 mm of rain. Kodagu district, on an average recorded 73.27 mm rain. The inflow to Harangi reservoir increased to 1,339 cusec and the water level went up to 2841.71 feet (full reservoir level: 2,859 feet)

Sowing picks up

Agriculture activities in Uttara Kannada district have picked up momentum following heavy rainfall. Paddy is the chief kharif crop in the district. Paddy transplantation has been completed in 8,000 hectares so far.

The Agriculture department has aimed to grow paddy in 72,000 hectares out of the total 83,000 hectares of cultivable land in the district.

Sowing of maize has been completed in 1,675 hectares of the total 8,530 hectares of land. In the wake of great demand for cotton last year, the department has aimed to encourage cultivation of cotton in 3,200 hectares.

So far sowing has been completed in 2,150 hectares. Nearly 6,196 quintals of paddy seeds have been supplied against the demand for 9,127 quintals.

Trains cancelled

Train services were affected on Konkan railway owing to landslide near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.

The Mumbai-Mangalore Express has been cancelled while Thiruvananthapuram-Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajadhani express, which was delayed by two hours, reached Delhi via Londa and Miraj.

Ernakulam-Hazrat Nizamuddin Mangala Express which was to reach Karwar junction at 12.05 am arrived only at 6 am.

The train was stationed at the junction for more than five hours.

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