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Time to chase the rain cloud

DNMUM434967 | 4/16/2019 | Author : Edit | WC :199 | Opinion & Viewpoint

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India Meteorological Department (IMD) has dismissed all the fears raised by a private weather forecasting company, Skymet Weather Services. After Skymet predicted below-normal rains this year nearly a fortnight ago, IMD has said that the economically crucial Southwest monsoon, which delivers more than 70% of the country’s annual rainfall, is expected to be ‘near-normal’ this year. It has predicted the annual rainfall during the June-September rainy season to be 96% of a long-term average.
The monsoon is critical to India’s economy and agriculture and it shapes the livelihood of thousands of Indians. It also influences food prices in the country. India, the world’s second-biggest producer of rice and wheat, is heavily dependent
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