India’s monsoon rains 4 pct below average in past week: Met department

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New Delhi | Published: July 28, 2016 7:18:35 PM

An average or normal monsoon means rainfall between 96 and 104 percent of a 50-year average of 89 centimetres.

So far, the June-Sept monsoon has delivered average rains. (Reuters) So far, the June-Sept monsoon has delivered average rains. (Reuters)

Monsoon rains in India were 4 percent below average in the week ended July 27, the weather office said on Thursday.

So far, the June-Sept monsoon has delivered average rains.

An average or normal monsoon means rainfall between 96 and 104 percent of a 50-year average of 89 centimetres.

The monsoon is crucial for India’s rain-fed farm sector that accounts for nearly 15 percent of its $2 trillion economy.

Farmers plant crops such as rice, soybeans, cotton and pulses in the summer-sowing season that starts in June.

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