Jalgaon Monsoon - Year 2002
Jalgaon District witnesses the best of Monsoon raining:
whole Jalgaon district excluding Chalisgaon, Bhadgaon, and Pachora witnessed the
best of monsoon raining on Wednesday evening. The raining resulted in increase/
overflow of Tapi and Purna rivers. The authorities opened up Hatnur dam's 36 gates
by 2 meters to control the water pressure.
A youth went for submerging Ganesha
idol in Tapi River drown in the river following heavy flowing water pressure due
to opening of dam gates.
Monsoon bonanza: Rainfall Report:
of taluka in district continue to witness good raining since last week. The raining
has reduced tanker supply count and has significantly added to dam water level
in many dams. Jalgaon's 12 taluka have crossed 50% raining mark as per 12th September
statistics from meteorological department that includes Jalgaon (57.54%), Jamner
(74.19%), Erandol (65.26%), Bhusawal (64.59%), Bodwad (54.95%), Yaval (68.84%),
Raver (53.2%), MuktaiNagar (57.36%), Parola (70.62%), Pachora (63%), and Bhadgaon
with 73.87% raining records.
The Hatnur dam is flowing with 84% water storage,
Girana dam has 96%, Manyad has 20%, Bori has 20%, Bhokarbari has 13.94%, Suki
has 67.90%, Abhora has 59.57%, Agnavati has 29.88%, Hivra has 23.89%, and Mangrul
dam has 74.68% water storage. Jalgaon District now has 37 villages on tanker water
supply of which nine are from Chalisgaon, 16 from Parola, 2 from Jamner, 3 from
Jalgaon, 2 from Parola, and 5 from Amalner.
Jalgaon district witness Monsoon
The whole of Jalgaon District including
Jalgaon city witnessed Monsoon raining on Sunday afternoon for an hour. The raining
has reduced the humidity and heat in the weather and has pleased community.
Monsoon raining spreads joy:
Amalner, Jamner, Dharangaon, Parola, and Bhadgaon taluka witnessed downpour on
Saturday late evening. The raining continued for over an hour has finally saved
standing Kharip crop. The Jalgaon city also witnessed showering for around 15mins
around 9pm on Saturday.
The Kajgaon and Chalisgaon belt witnessing cloudy
raining on 02nd September has estimated around Rs. 2 Crores in form of damages
to banana farms, electricity lines, shelters damaged.
Monsoon bestows Chalisgaon and Bhadgaon region:
Chalisgaon and Bhadgaon region witnessed heavy raining on Friday late night. The
raining arrived after 15 days of span has spread joy amongst the farming community
in both Taluka. Rest of the District remained dry throughout the week.
Draught-like situation in Jalgaon District:
With Monsoon 2005
failing all expectations of the Jalgaon region, the farming community is in troubles.
The region has witnessed just 47% raining mark as on August end. The District
Authorities have demanded at least 1000 tonnes of animal husbandry along with
demands for artificial raining. District's four dam are still at zero mark and
over 40 well could not store adequate water this year. The Hatnur dam has above
80% water store solving water issues of Raver, Bhusawal, and MuktaiNagar region
while Girana dam has solved water problems of Jalgaon, Erandol, Bhadgaon, Chalisgaon,
If the same no raining situation continues for another week, the
District could witness one of harsh times with its farmers failing to generate
good crop badly affecting the overall regional economy.
The Chalisgaon city witnessed raining for around 5-10 minutes
on Friday. The Taluka has witnessed lowest raining of 206mm this year. The nearby
Bhadgaon Taluka has a bit satisfactory record with 394.6mm raining along with
Pachora having 341.9mm rainfall.
In all the Jalgaon District is yet to cross
the earlier year's 50% rainfall mark. Low raining added with humid environment
throughout the day is causing severe damages to standing crops and annoying farming
community. Jalgaon District Parent Minister has announced Special grant of Rs.
1 Crore to district for tackling Draught-like situation and has assured of Artificial
raining in the district if at all necessarily required.
Contaminated Water Supply: Another big challenge:
After facing stiff Monsoon
flooding situation, the local authorities have another biggest challenge of supply
clean and purified drinking water. Every year the rainy season brings in host
of waterborne diseases due to inadequate filtering of supply water. This year
with Girana dam overflowing and thousands of cusecs of water released by dam,
the Jalgaon city administration is facing tough time to supply drinking water.
Many of areas in the city are getting contaminated light brown coloured drinking
water. The water samples taken found a whopping 516 water samples contaminated
in whole of district. The city authorities have expressed their inability to supply
pure and filtered water on grounds of heavy inflow of water in Dapora station.
The authorities earlier announced water supply every alternate day has now turned
to every alternate two days that too with very low pressure. The Gastro, Malaria,
fever, cold added with mosquitoes and insects has turned life miserable.
District has reported 40% Monsoon raining until now and 5 dam in district are
still at zero water level.
sets up flood control and Monitoring committee:
The whole of Jalgaon District
witnessed panic situation when a Malegaon based Daily Newspaper reported that
the Girana dam some wall has cracked. The news spread like a gun and spread serious
alert situation for district authorities. The Chalisgaon taluka to which this
dam is far near witnessed sudden shock and fear. The District authorities took
immediate control of the situation by calling all executive engineers at the Dam
site and monitored every corner of this dam. The dam is 100% safe and there is
nothing to panic.
Considering increasing number of reports of villages under
dam facing flooding situation, the district authorities have set up a flood control
and monitoring committee. The committee will observe the issues closely and will
monitor the flooding situation to avoid any such dangerous situation. The Khandesh
region has Girana and Tapi Rivers connected with many small rivers and these rivers
witnessing flooding situation when dam water is released.
The committee set
up includes Girana Irrigation division Executive Engineer (Phone: 0257-2233482,
2233914), Divisional Officer (02589-222574), Tapi River Hatnur Dam (Savda Remote
Camp) Executive Engineers (Phone: 02584-277044) along with district authorities.
In search of water:
The Monsoon continues to spread joy throughout
the region. Region's main water reservoir Girana dam is overflowing and many of
its gates are still open to control the increasing flow. For the first time in
history, Jalgaon District Magistrate personally visited the Girana dam site. The
authorities are trying to convert the overflowing rainwater to those dams where
there is no water. This will help the zero water dam region to get regulated drinking
water supply. The District authorities have formulated a plan to convert this
extra flowing water to nearby lakes, medium projects, Kolhapur styled temporary
dam and empty dams.
Many water conservation projects are also underway and
almost all public places have now their borders dig to recycle the rainwater into
soil. These efforts will significantly help in improving water level of region
and help get good raining next time. The region has until now witnessed 39% raining
and showering still continue.
The increasing water flow from Girana dam has
disrupted city's drinking water supply and many areas now receiving drinking water
after 3 days and at any time. The water supplied is also highly polluted and will
lead to many waterborne diseases in coming month.
Overflowing Girana dam to fill Bori Dam:
The Khandesh region continues
to witness rain showers on Tuesday. To maintain increasing water pressure in Girana
Dam, the authorities have now opened up nine gates of the dam and has sent caution
note to seven nearby Taluka. Until now around 45,000cusecs water has been dropped
into Girana dam basin.
The nearby Nandurbar district has reported two deaths
due to downpour continued since last week. The State Authorities have ordered
releasing of Girana Dam water towards Bori Dam that fulfils water thrust of Parola
city. The Parola city currently gets drinking water supply after every 8 days.
The rain showers continue
to dominate the Monday. The District Authorities have reported 88% sowing for
the current Kharip season and rest 12% is underway. The District until now has
33% raining following continued showering since last week. District's four taluka
namely Jamner, Dharangaon, Bhusawal, and Yaval have reported above 40% raining
and Jalgaon Taluka has just 38.37% raining.
The Authorities have opened up
three gates of Girana dam and has sent alert signs to 30 villages based on Girana
basin. The never full Waghur River is also above mark and having good Rainwater
stock. The Authorities opened 36 gates of Hatnur dam to control water pressure
on the dam.
The Local city administration has failed to take lessons from
Mumbai damage and has not yet drawn any concrete action plan to tackle increasing
water logging in down areas.
Monsoon Report: 100 Villages still on Tanker supply:
Monsoon deluge causing heavy causalities, Jalgaon District's around 100 villages
are still on tanker supply. The Dhule District adjoined Parola is facing acute
water shortage following its Bori dam having no water stock even in full raining.
The District having good raining around is still using 53 tankers by district
administration to tackle water issues. The whole region witnessed good raining
in last 4 days. These 100 villages are mainly from Parola, Chalisgaon, Pachora,
Jamner, Amalner, Bhadgaon, and Jalgaon Taluka.
raining continues in Jalgaon District:
The Jalgaon District continues
to witness best of Monsoon raining on Thursday. The District has until now received
27.31% monsoon raining. With cloudy climate still around, the region is expected
to have more raining in coming days. Region's major water reservoirs Girana and
Tapi dam are now with 78% and 80% storage respectively. The continued raining
has reduced rates of vegetables due to heavy inflow of stocks.
A youth went
in for fishing on Tapi river banks at Kathora village in Jalgaon Taluka is missing
and is feared to be drowning in high pressure rain water in the River.
Khandesh continue to witness rain showers:
The Khandesh region
continues to witness shower throughout Wednesday. The continued raining has caused
flooding in Tapi, Panjhra, and Kaan Rivers in the region and water outlets are
overflowing with rainwater. The historic raining continued for third consecutive
day throughout the region. The District Collectorate office has setup a special
Flood Control and Emergency Helpline centre that is continuously monitoring the
flooding situation in various Rivers in the region. The Jalgaon City Municipal
Corporation has also setup an Emergency Centre in Corporation's Fire Brigade office
located in VV Complex.
The Online Bankers along with ATM Machines witnessed
connectivity drops troubling cash withdrawals and routine banking. The Private
Multinational banks closed their day on 12pm in afternoon following no connectivity
from their Bombay Stations. The torrential raining in Mumbai has severely affected
Mumbai - Jalgaon Railway Route handicapping thousands of passengers towards Delhi.
The Central Railways 44 trains in Bhusawal division have been cancelled and the
impact is going to take around 1 week to normalise.
The Jalgaon District
had until now 226.9mm raining in last 3 days. The Dharangaon Taluka is on top
in raining chart with Yaval taluka on lowest. The District Administration has
sent alert signals to villages on banks of Tapi River.
Monsoon joy continues:
The whole of Jalgaon District continue to witness
best of Monsoon raining on Tuesday. Region's agro belt Raver and Yaval continue
to witness flooding in Tapi River. Considering the increasing flow in Tapi, the
Hatnur dam's 36 doors were opened on Tuesday. The Bhusawal Taluka remained most
benefited one with 33.92% raining while Pachora had 10.84% raining.
Taluka until now has witnessed major losses due to this delayed raining. Many
of its farmers had to make second sowing while many cotton farmers faced problems
due to heavy raining. The loss estimated at Rs. 3.06 Crores on 21067 hectares
area is one of major grievance reported by District authorities to State administration.
Monsoon raining spreads joy:
The whole of Jalgaon District is
witnessing best of delayed monsoon. The raining begun on Sunday evening continued
throughout night and whole Monday and is still showering in many parts of district.
The Bhadgaon taluka is leading the Monsoon graph with 23mm raining on Monday followed
by Chalisgaon with 10mm. Pachora, MuktaiNagar, and Raver had just 4mm raining.
Jamner, Jalgaon, Yaval, and Bodwad had 2mm raining and Bhusawal had 3.2mm raining.
Erandol, Dharangaon, Amalner, Parola, and Chopda are still waiting for Monsoon
The statistics until now shows that Chalisgaon division having
Chalisgaon, Bhadgaon, and Pachora Taluka is having good monsoon this year. Bhadgaon
has until now 154.6mm raining, Chalisgaon with 102mm, and Pachora is with 72.3mm
raining. The Pachora Taluka has lowest raining this monsoon. The Authorities have
opened up 4 out of 41 gates up to 0.5mtrs in Hatnur dam to control increasing
The delayed monsoon raining has raised debts of farmers due to
second sowing. A Farmer from Devgaon (Parola) killed himself on increasing debts
of farming. The District Authorities have demanded around 1500 metric tonnes of
eatable Grass for animals. The District authorities have estimates of 1,112,780
animals of which 803,606 are of large size and rest of small size needing 5749.09
metric tonnes of eatables.
Ye re Ye Pawsa: Raining
spreads joy in Bhadgaon and Pachora Taluka:
The Bhadgaon and Pachora Taluka
witnessed monsoon downpour for more than an hour on Tuesday afternoon. The raining
has spread joy amongst the annoyed farming community in the region witnessing
gap in raining since last 8-10 days.
Rest of Jalgaon district continues to
witness dry monsoon sending signs of worry all over.
Raining moves away: Farmers worry of second sowing:
The last week run
good showering has all of sudden stopped since last 3-4 days sending signs of
worry for farmers. All farmers are ready with their sowing for various varieties
in this Kharip season. The District administration has denied any proposal of
artificial being considered seeing the situation.
If there is no downpour
in upcoming 3 days, farmers may need to make another cultivation which could shake
their finances. The faithful farmers are now hopeful of raining on 'Ashadhi Ekadashi'
on this Monday.
Jalgaon to get another release of Girana
dam water, Chopda to get Hatnur water:
The Jalgaon District magistrate
has issued an order to make another release of Girana dam water for Jalgaon city
while that of Hatnur dam for Chopda city. The order came amidst both cities water
reservoirs touching to end.
Where are you going this
With monsoon raining continuing in showering form throughout
the District, the region is witnessing the best of greenery all around. The Monsoon
outing not only relaxes from routine work pressure but also gives an expression
of natural beauty all around. The tourism cum religious places like Patnadevi,
Manudevi, Pal, Avchit Hanuman, Rameshwaram, Suki Dam, Langda Amba are lush green.
So plan your weekend to any of these places and enjoy the best of nature.
Monsoon spreads joy: Hatnur dam 60% full:
The month before 0 level Hatnur dam is flowing high now with water storage of
around 60% of its capacity. The authorities opened 6 gates of Hatnur dam to control
its water flow. The opening up of 6 doors at a time caused flooding in river.
The increased water level in dam has pleased the nearby region farming community
with hopes of no troubles throughout the year coming.
Monsoon adds to water level in dam:
The continued raining throughout
last week has shown positive results and has increased water level in various
dam. The Hatnur dam in Raver has shown 3 meters increase in water level.
Monsoon raining continues throughout Jalgaon District:
City witnesses downpour in afternoon
Many Taluka still await good monsoon:
The Monsoon raining is
here in full form but District's Bodwad, Pachora, Parola, Amalner Taluka have
witnessed very lower percentile of raining as compared to other taluka in the
District. The Jalgaon District until now has 11.45% average rainfall.
heavy raining in Nashik belt, region water thrust Girana dam is now at 60% storage
level spreading joy all around. Still around 100 villages of Jalgaon District
are on Tanker water supply.
Monsoon rainfall continues
The Khandesh region continues to witness monsoon
showering throughout Saturday night and whole Sunday. The Yaval, Raver, MuktaiNagar,
Bodwad, Chalisgaon, Bhadgaon, and Pachora Taluka witnessed undulated raining causing
flooding in many small rivers. The continuous showery raining has also given birth
to various chronic diseases like fever, cold, cough etc. Region's major water
supply resource 'Girana Dam' also continues to witness upward storage growth relaxing
whole of region. The region has witnessed 10 degrees centigrade reduction in temperature
in last week.
'Ala re Ala - Paaus Ala':
The Monsoon's best experience is here.
All 3 districts of Khandesh witnessed rain pouring on Wednesday evening for more
than 2-3 hours. The raining has spread joy amongst farmers and they have speed
up cultivating crops. The raining also has significantly increased Girana dam's
water storage by whopping 6% reducing worries of drinking water problems in the
region. The Yaval Taluka remained most benefited taluka in Wednesday raining with
65mm raining recorded.
The nearby Dhule and Nandurbar districts also witnessed
good raining in last 2-3 days pleasing whole of Khandesh region this time. The
raining also disrupted Railway Traffic due to heavy raining in Gujarat belt.
Monsoon bliss Khandesh with Showering:
of Khandesh region witnessed monsoon showering throughout Tuesday. The showering
raining eased farmer's tension and chilled environment further. The Bhusaval Taluka
remained most benefited until now followed by Yaval, Bodwad, Dharangaon, Chalisgaon,
Raver, Amalner, Parola, and Chopda. The showery raining continued throughout the
night in Dharangaon and Jalgaon city.
The much awaited monsoon pouring finally showed its presence
in Jalgaon city on Friday evening. The city witnessed raining for more than 1
hour around 5pm. The rainfall eased humidity and further reduced temperature.
Raining continues to spread joy:
The Monsoon rainfall continues to spread
joy amongst District's majority farming and common community. The region witnessed
showery raining on Sunday evening for an hour followed by cool air breeze relaxing
The Jalgaon region has majority of population depending on
farming and as an effect most of them are now a days busy in readying their farms
for cultivating crops. Once heavy raining arrives, they cultivate various grains
and commodities and wait for good monsoon ahead.
Welcome Monsoon 2005:
The Monsoon 2005 has finally arrived in
the whole Northern Maharashtra region with welcome showering blessed on Saturday
late night. The Monsoon arrived with cloudy and high speed winds all around. 11
people were injured in roof collapsing due to this high velocity winds in Sangvi
of Parola taluka and Shidwadi and Daskebardi of Chalisgaon Taluka.
Taluka remains one of most benefited in terms of rainfall until now with 39mm
raining traced by Chalisgaon with 38mm, Bhusawal with 33.2mm, Dharangaon with
30mm. MuktaiNagar and Bodwad are two taluka that haven't had any raining until
Raining Pleases Atmosphere:
of a whole week, the Jalgaon region witnessed first medium showers on Friday evening.
The raining pleased the climate and eased humidity being witnessed since last
week. The Monsoon showering is expected to arrive in the region within 2-3 days.
Jalgaon, Amalner, and Chalisgaon were 3 most rain benefited taluka.
Pre-monsoon raining statistics:
The Jalgaon District had an
average of 14mm raining since 01st June in form of pre-monsoon showering. The
Bhusawal and Yaval taluka remained most benefited in raining until now while Muktai
Nagar, Bodwad taluka having low percentile. The District has an average of 690.28mm
raining every year and it crossed this mark last year.
Rain pouring throughout Jalgaon District:
The whole of Jalgaon District
witnessed one of the best pre-monsoon raining on Monday night. The raining begun
on around 9pm with sky bursting, high wind flow and continued throughout the night.
The sudden heavy raining damaged Electricity transformers in many parts of district
turning them into dark. There was no electricity throughout the night in many
parts while many parts had frequents in and out of electricity. The 132kva MIDC
sub-station's one of Transformer busted in afternoon causing no electricity for
over 6-8 hours in Jalgaon city and other residential parts. Troubles continued
with Golani Market Transformer busting around 10pm cutting electricity of other
major portion of city. The dilemma continued throughout night with MSEB staffs
busy in keeping things up. The No electricity factor caused No water supply in
many parts spreading panic all around.
A 22 Years old youth from Waghali
(Chalisgaon Taluka) died due to sky bursting while many grass shade built houses
in Bamnod faced damages due to this raining. The rainfall continued to damage
standing banana crop in the region. The Yaval taluka has reported loss of around
10 Crores agricultural worth in this last week raining. The nearby Dhule and Nandurbar
also witnessed this pre-monsoon rainfall. The Dhule Taluka has reported 15-20
houses being damaged and crop loss.
water shortage in Jalgaon city:
With Monsoon yet to arrive in region,
the whole of city is witnessing drinking water crisis following no stock of water
in Girana's Dapora Water Pumping Station. The Corporation has also taken stiff
measures by reduce supply frequency from Alternative Day to Every Two Days alternate
causing chaos in community.
The District Administration on its front has
urged for another release of Girana Dam water to control this crisis. It has also
approved emergency control measures in 18 villages facing severe shortage.
War for Water:
Amongst one of most un-easing stories,
region's two villages from Bodwad Taluka fought with each other on drinking water
supply issue. Whole story begun when Rajur, a Bodwad Taluka village refused to
give water supply to Varkhed Bk. 'Both these villages have independent water resources
and even then Varkhed Village's demand to get connection from our village is non-justifying'
quoted Rajur Panchayat sources. On other front the Varkhed Bk. Took protest March
to Tahsil office demanding immediate water supply from the Rajur village.
The District administration in co-ordination with Block Development Officers,
Village Water supply authorities made a mediator attempt and finally heard both
parties and reinstated the Varkhed Village water supply. The Administrator also
assured of fare review of the whole issue by calling both parties independently.
This story marks another historic failure and coordination of local and District
administration to maintain basic infrastructure resources available to all. Both
Villages are from Bodwad Taluka and even then denial and non-coordination makes
harassing impact on changing psychology of region on such hypersensitive issue
like Electricity, Water supply and other resources.
raining shatters farms:
The Friday run pre-monsoon raining shattered region's
standing crop estimated loss at Rs. 5 Crores. The Banana Farmers Association 'Maha-banana'
has urged District Authorities to take Report of the same repay farmers with crop
insurance scheme. The region witnessed unseasoned raining on 9th and 10th June
followed by windy cyclonic breezes damaging standing crop. Raver being major banana
producer remained main affected region with its farmers facing stiff losses on
this account. Raver's East and West region including Tapi river Bank farms were
Jalgaonities makes a protest march against 'No Water':
Nagar residents in Jalgaon made a protest march on not receiving drinking water
supply from Corporation in last 10 days. The residents stopped traffic on the
National highway for hours. The Police have arrested 3 in this connection and
later released them. Some of areas in Jalgaon after witnessing hectic power cuts
and load shedding are now a days suffering from drinking water shortage making
their lives difficult to live.
Jalgaon District's 5 water reserving dams
namely Bahula, Hivra, and Agnavati from Pachora Taluka and Manyad from Chalisgaon
followed by Bori in Parola Taluka have turned zero sending an alarming signal
to region. Around 72 villages in district are on tanker water supply and District
Administration has acquired 155 private well to tackle the situation.
Pre-monsoon raining cools weather:
The whole of District
witnessed pre-monsoon showering on Saturday night and Sunday morning, spreading
signs of good monsoon raining ahead. The weather remained Cloudy throughout the
day on Saturday ending up with showering to medium raining in Muktai Nagar, Bhusaval,
Yaval, Faijpur, Savda, Amoda, Bamnod and many other parts of district. Sudden
raining disrupted Electricity supply in many areas for hours that was stabilised
early in morning. The nearby Shahada witness snowfall while Dhule and Nandurbar