The weather office said in the last ten years the hill state has only recorded deficient rain twice in July .
This time seven districts received deficient or scanty rainfall . While the five remaining districts had normal rain. Overall the state recorded 222 mm precipitation.
Tribal Lahaul & Spiti was the most deficient at 95 per cent.
Chamba minus 67 per cent .Kinnaur 68 per cent , Solan 50 per cent and Shimla district was 41 per cent deficient .
Scanty rains have particularly hit the standing apple crop and delayed its ripening .