The first two weeks of July have witnessed bountiful monsoon rains in most parts of the country, thus bringing relief to farming communities.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said during July 7–13, overall rainfall across the country was 11% above the benchmark —Long Period Average (LPA), while the total quantum of rainfall was 35% more than LPA in first week of[realted-post]
However while northwest, south peninsular and east and north-eastern regions received ‘below normal’ rainfall in the last week, more than 91% excess rainfall in central Indian regions especially in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan have more than compensated the deficit in other regions.
According to IMD, the average volume of rainfall during June 1-July 14 has been more than 294 mm, which is 2% more than the LPA.
Till now, 34% of the area has got ‘excess’ rainfall while 43% have received ‘normal’ rainfall. Only 23% of the areas have received deficient rainfall.