There is some good news in store for people of Maharashtra. The meteorological department has predicted that the state is likely to receive more rainfall this monsoon.
The Met said that the state, which has been battling drought for a long time now, will receive 27% more rainfall than the annual average.
The information was given by Met department’s regional deputy director Krishnanand Hosalikar, who during a high-level disaster management preparedness meeting in Thane said that the state will likely get heavy rainfall in July and August.
The Konkan region is also likely to get about 27.50% more rainfall than the annual average this rainy season.
After listening to Met department’s prediction, Thane collector Mahendra Kalyankar, who was also at the meeting, directed all civic bodies of his district to plan well in advance for this monsoon and asked them to set in place a mechanism to meet any contingency 24×7 as well as monitoring system that will take stock of the situation.
Officials have been asked to take assistance from NSS and NCC students in the disaster management programmes.