Monsoon deficiency narrows to 1%

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New Delhi | Published: July 13, 2015 12:27:01 AM

The vigorous monsoon over northern and eastern regions in the last few days has narrowed the deficiency in the quantum of rainfall...

The vigorous monsoon over northern and eastern regions in the last few days has narrowed the deficiency in the quantum of rainfall since June 1 to a negligible level, boosting kharif-sowing activities.

According to the IMD, the average monsoon rainfall across the country during June 1-July11 has been 257.6 millimetres (mm), which is below normal by just 1%, with the benchmark being 261.3 mm, arrived on the basis of a 50-year average shower.

The north-west region has received a huge 18% excess rainfall than the normal benchmark while central India has received 4% less rainfall than normal. While the southern peninsula has received 9% more rainfall than normal so far, both eastern and north-eastern regions have rainfall deficits of 5% than normal.

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