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India’s monsoon rains are forecast to be 101% of average in 2021 | India News


NEW DELHI: India is likely to receive 101% rainfall from a long-term average this year, the meteorological bureau said, improving its previous forecast and raising expectations for increased agricultural production in the country, which is recovering from a second wave Covid-19. .
The monsoon is expected to be well distributed, with most of the country expected to receive an average or higher than average amount of monsoon rains in 2021, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, director general of India’s meteorological department (IMD), said at a conference. press. .
The IMD defines average, or normal, precipitation between 96% and 104% of a 50-year average of 88 centimeters throughout the four-month season beginning in June.

Times of India