Monsoon rains picking up now, 7 percent above normal in past week

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Monsoon rains picking up now, 7 percent above normal in past week

India’s monsoon season is now truly here with an average 7 percent above normal rainfall recorded in the last week.

June to September rains are very crucial for Indian economy as crops require good amount amount of water during the season. Central and Western India mainly produces soyabean and cane while South India needs adequate rains for its tea, coffee and rubber plantations. East and South India are primary producers of rice.

Earlier Met Dept had predicted a normal monsoon this year but July first two weeks saw less rains. With monsoon now picking up, one hopes that a good season awaits the farmers.

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