Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rainfall in Odisha between December 7 and 10.
Here are the forecasts in details:
• 7-8 December: Rain/thundershower is likely to occur at many places over coastal Odisha and at a few places over interior Odisha with heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Puri, Khurda and Jagatsinghpur.
• 9 December: Rainfall is likely at most places over Odisha. Heavy rainfall is likely at one or two places over coastal districts and adjoining of Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Boudh, Rayagada, Jajpur.
• 10 December: Rainfall is likely at most places over Odisha. Heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Angul.
The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) in a letter has asked the district Collectors to advise farmers to shift their harvested paddy to a safe place and keep it properly stacked under suitable cover so as to avoid any loss/damage due to rain.
The letter further said that where paddy crops are ready for harvest, farmers should take steps to harvest the same and store safely to avoid damage due to rain.
Besides, the SRC has asked District Collectors to take necessary measures to protect the paddy in mandis, if any, against rain.