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Country can hope for more rain now

India Meteorological Department (IMD) says deficiency plunges to 18 percent from 25 percent

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jun 25 2016 1:53PM | Updated Date: Jun 25 2016 1:53PM

Country can hope for more rain now

As the country saw heavy rainfall on Wednesday, IMD report shows a decline in the percentage of monsoon deficiency from 25 percent to 18 percent. 

However, the northern part of the country saw sunny morning on Saturday, IMD is quite certain that monsoon rains are expected to advance further into parts of northern and western regions. 
Also, the conditions are favourable for further southwest part of Madhya Pradesh. The conditions are also favourble for West Uttar Pradesh, parts of Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab and even the parts of East Rajasthan.
According to IMD, out of 36 sub-divisions in the country, six have recorded excess rainfall and 17 pockets had normal rains. Eleven divisions got deficient rainfall while only two received scanty rainfall.
Except Gujarat, Rajasthan, some parts of Odisha and Jharkhand, other states of the country have received more than normal monsoon.
Skymet, private forecast agency has also predicted heavy rains in coastal Karnataka, Konkan and Goa, northeast India and Indo-Gangetic plains.