Monsoon finally arrives in Kodagu
The monsoon has finally arrived in full force in Kodagu after playing hide-and-seek for the last couple of weeks, keeping the people on tenterhooks.
Bhagamandala area has been receiving heavy downpour in the past few days, leading to floods in the adjoining areas, affecting the movement of vehicular traffic.
The rainfall in Kodagu so far has been less compared to the same period last year.
The district received a rainfall of 552.74 mm from January to July 3 this year, compared to last year’s tally of 847.24 mm in the same period.
Farmers have begun agricultural operations like sowing across the district. However, this reporter who visited Kodagu recently found that most of the paddy fields have been left fallow, apparently because of serious shortage of labourers.
The district administration has set up a control room to keep track of the situation and take up relief measures.
Madikeri has been under a thick cloud of fog. Residents living in hilly areas have been apprehending land-slips in the town which killed four people a couple of years ago.