Monsoon deficiency falls to 9%
PTI August 21, 2015
Monsoon deficiency has been recorded in all the four divisions of the country-East and Northeast, Southern peninsula, Central India and Northwest, triggering fears of drought in some parts.
While the eastern parts have been getting heavy rainfall for the last three-four days, leading to a flood-like situation in many states, parts of central and southern India have recorded between 30 and 46 per cent rainfall deficiency .
The overall monsoon deficiency in the country has come down to nine per cent.
East and northeast India has recorded seven per cent deficiency as of today.
North-west India, which has witnessed a better monsoon this season, has seen deficiency by a per cent.
The situation, is however, deteriorating in Central India and Southern Peninsula which has recorded deficiency of 10 and 20 per cent, respectively.
In Maharashtra, the Marathwada region, central part of the state, and the coastal belt of Konkan and Goa have registered deficiency of 46, 36 and 32 per cent respectively.
Deficiency in north interior Karnataka and Rayalseema region of Andhra Pradesh has recorded deficiency of 32 and 44, respectively.
The India Meteorological Department has already predicted a "deficient monsoon" of around 12 per cent.
Of the season so far, June witnessed 16 per cent more rainfall while July received minus 17 per cent of precipitation. August is also expected to register deficiency of 10 per cent.
From June 1 till date, the country has received 573 mm of rainfall as compared to the normal limit of 631 mm.