Normal rainfall in 16 Rajasthan districts

Sixteen of Rajasthan's 33 districts have received normal rainfall in the monsoon so far, officials said.

Five districts have received excess rainfall while 10 recorded a deficit and two scanty rains, according to the water resources department.

The normal rainfall (19 per cent to -19 per cent) for the period of June 1 to July 19 in Rajasthan is 165.30 mm and the desert state has recorded 193.66 mm rains during the period.

Ajmer, Banswara, Baran, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bundi, Churu, Dausa, Jhalawar, Karauli, Kota, Rajsamand, Sawaimadhopur, Sikar, Tonk and Udaipur have recorded normal rainfall while Chittorgarh, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Jhunjhunu and Pratapgarh have received excess (20 per cent to 59 per cent) rains.

Deficit rainfall (-20 to -59 per cent) was registered in Alwar, Barmer, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Jodhpur, Nagaur and Pali.