Sunday, July 20, 2014

Monsoon deficit has come down to 31 per cent

The southwest monsoon deficit has come down to 31 per cent with rains picking up in July across the country, giving relief to farmers, the weather office said today. The monsoon is active over Uttarakhand, west Uttar Pradesh, west Madhya Pradesh, Odisha,Madhya Maharashtra, Vidarbha and south interior Karnataka.
"The monsoon deficit has come down by 12 per cent and the overall deficit stands at around 31 per cent. This will bring in much needed relief to the farmers and solve the water issues," said Laxman Singh Rathore, Director General of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
(From 0830 hours IST of yesterday to 0830 hours IST of today): Rain/thundershowers occurred at most places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Uttar   Pradesh,  Madhya  Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,  Jharkhand,   Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Vidarbha, Konkan & Goa, Coastal Karnataka, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala; at many places over east Rajasthan, Gujaratregion, Marathwada, Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh; at a few places over Sub­Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, northeastern states, Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada and at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Marathwada, Bihar, North Interior Karnataka, Rayalaseema, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.