• Rajasthan

    Cong 98
    BJP 74
    RLM 3
    OTH 24
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 111
    BJP 110
    BSP 2
    OTH 7
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 67
    BJP 17
    JCC 6
    OTH 0
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 95
    TDP-Cong 21
    BJP 1
    OTH 2
  • Mizoram

    MNF 26
    Cong 5
    BJP 1
    OTH 8

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Monsoon in India 2018: Rains to start withdrawing from Saturday, says IMD

By: | Published: September 25, 2018 11:07 AM

India's June-September monsoon rains are likely to start withdrawing from the northwest from Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

 monsoon 2018 india, monsoon 2018 update, monsoon 2018 dates, monsoon 2018 progress, monsoon rain 2018, monsoon rain in india, monsoon rain 2018 india, monsoon rain in india 2018, rain today in india, rain today weatherThe country has so far received 9 percent lower rainfall than normal in the current monsoon season.

India’s June-September monsoon rains are likely to start withdrawing from the northwest from Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. The monsoon usually starts withdrawing in the first week of September, but this year it has been delayed by nearly four weeks. A change in the wind pattern is likely over west Rajasthan from Thursday and monsoon withdrawal could start from Saturday, IMD said in a statement.

The monsoon, which delivers 70 percent of India’s annual rainfall, is critical for 263 million farmers and their rice, sugarcane, corn, cotton and soybean crops because nearly half of the country’s farmland lacks irrigation. The country has so far received 9 percent lower rainfall than normal in the current monsoon season.

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