Rainfall deficit shrinks: Kharif sowing picks up

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Published: July 13, 2019 12:51:11 AM

IMD data shows that 59% of the country's geographical area has received normal or excess rains since June 1, whereas the corresponding figure was 26% as on July 1.

Further rains in next few days are likely to spur sowing this month, even if the total area may still end up a tad lower from the 2018 level.Further rains in next few days are likely to spur sowing this month, even if the total area may still end up a tad lower from the 2018 level.

Helped by a good spell of rains in the last 11 days, the y-o-y shortfall in kharif sowing area narrowed to 9% on July 12 from 27% deficit a week ago.

IMD data shows that 59% of the country’s geographical area has received normal or excess rains since June 1, whereas the corresponding figure was 26% as on July 1.

Further rains in next few days are likely to spur sowing this month, even if the total area may still end up a tad lower from the 2018 level.

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