Farmers begin sowing operation in Saurashtra region

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Rajkot, Jun 15 (UNI) Farmers of Saurashtra and Kutch regions began sowing operations following widespread heavy rainfall during the past 48 hours, reports reaching here said today.

With the onset of monsoon, sowing has begun in the region on the auspicious day of 'Bhim Agyaras', the best day for sowing.

Mostly, farmers prefer to sow the seed-crops on the auspicious day of ''Aasadhi Beej'' that falls about fifteen days later, in the month of Ashadh.

Jamnagar city received the heaviest rainfall of 416 mm, 60 per cent of the season's rain during the past 24 hours, ending last evening. Lalpur, Kalyanpur and Bhanvad talukas of the Jamnagar district have received rainfall -- 300 mm, 275 mm and 241 mm respectively, reports from Jamnagar stated.

Morbi and Padadhari of Rajkot district recorded 175 mm and 125 mm respectively, during the past 24 hours.

Dhari in Amreli district also recorded 125 mm of rainfall during the past 24 hours, reports said.

Kandla and Gandhidam of Kutch district have recorded 250 mm and 200 mm of rainfall, while other places of the region recorded rainfall ranging 50 mm to 100 mm, reports added.

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