'Monsoon Deficit Down to 32 per cent'

Published: 21st July 2014 08:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2014 08:29 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:  If the 11 per cent increase in the rainfall in the past seven days is any indication, the monsoon is recovering fast as the deficiency has decreased from 43 per cent to 32 per cent.

Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh, who visited the headquarters of Indian Meteorological Department, on Sunday reviewed the monsoon data recorded over the past six weeks.

After going through the scientific analysis of the data, he observed that there was room for optimism for the entire nation as there was an 11 per cent improvement in the monsoon level.

He pointed out that in June and the first two weeks of July the monsoon shortfall was 43 per cent, while it had been 32 per cent since July 13.

The IMD scientists and weather experts contended that the forecast for the next two weeks was good, particularly in Central India and coastal regions of South India.

“There is no reason to be alarmist on the issue of monsoon. From August onwards the meteorological predictions indicate active rainfall in the country,” the minister said in a statement. 

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