IMPHAL, Sept 27 - Manipur and Nagaland are facing rain deficiency in North Eastern region this monsoon. Except Imphal West district (150), the remaining districts in Manipur receives less rain during this year�s monsoon (June 1-September 25). Similarly except Dimapur district (76) in case of Nagaland, the remaining districts also receives less rain, according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) website.
An official of Regional Meteorological Centre,Guwahati speaking to The Assam Tribune on phone said that Manipur is facing a 35 percent rain deficiency in this year�s monsoon. The state receives just 883.1mm rainfall against its actual rainfall of around 1361.5mm this time.
Imphal East (-14),Thoubal (-44) and Senapati (-45) also have rain deficiency even though no datas are available in case of Churachandpur, Chandel, Bishnupur, Tamenglong and Ukhrul. Similarly Kohima (-1), Phek (-45) and Wokha (-75) have deficit rain while remaining districts � Peren, Kiphere, Mokokchung, Tuensang, Zunheboto have no datas.
Even though IMD reports suggest rain deficiency in Manipur, Indian Council of Agricultural Research Imphal centre reports claimed that Lamphelpat area under Imphal West district receives highest rainfall in the last seven years. As per its records collected at ICAR Lamphelpat area, the area received 1967.5mm of rainfall from June to September 24,2017 against last year�s record of 1850.9mm rainfall.
Manipur had witnessed as many as five times flood within a period of five months since cyclone mora hit the state in May this year. So far properties worth crores of rupees have been destroyed besides claiming lives of not less than 20 people. Many villagers under Sugnu and Kumbi constituencies in Manipur�s Kakching and Bishnupur districts are still taking shelter at the safer places and relied camps after their areas were inundated in the last spell of flood in their areas after heavy showers on September 19. However there is no report of any human casualty except the flooding of homesteads, crop lands, fish farms and government office and institutions.