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Country records 29% below normal rainfall last week

The country recorded 29% below normal rainfall last week, with Central India and south peninsula remaining largely rain-deprived, even as rainfall in the east and northeast India picked up significantly.  Both June and July registered below normal rainfall across the country  5% and 6% respectively.  East and northeast India has […]

Below-average rainfall in June reduces crop planting by 21%

The monsoon’s progress in June has been rapid but irregular, falling 5% below average in the first month of the season and obstructing the planting of Kharif, or summer-sown crops, particularly pulses and oilseeds.  The southwest monsoon arrived with a bang and drenched southern India and western states such as […]