KORAPUT: Low pressure induced rain lashed all parts of the district throwing normal life out of gear, but bringing relief to the farmers.
Within the last 24 hours, Koraput recorded 12 cm rain and the amount was 250 mm in the last four days. Farmers have started seedling process for the ensuing crop season. Water level in Upper Kolab dam reservoir has increased from 1.70 metre to 845.70 metre following the rain. Officials of the dam reservoir said more water would be released into the dam from the catchment areas, increasing the water level further in the next 24 hours. They added that rise in water level would help farmers reach the Kharif paddy target of one lakh acres of land.