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Krishi VaartaOutlook Agriculture
Good News for Economy: ‘Near-Normal’ Monsoon Rains This Year
The southwestern monsoon, which waters more than half of India's farmland and is essential to economic growth, is expected to be ' near-normal ' in the current year as the risk of an El Nino weather pattern is looming. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the June-September rainy season's annual rainfall is projected to be 96% of a long-term average. In addition to this projection, the weather office mentioned that the forecast had an error margin of 5%.
The rainy season is important for the country's agriculture as it accounts for more than 70% of the annual rainfall and fills reservoirs that help to irrigate crops. It also helps shape millions of livelihoods and influences food prices. Deficient showers in the country, the world's second-largest producer of rice, wheat and cotton, often lead to lower crop output and higher imports of commodities such as edible oils. Source: Outlook Agriculture, 15 April 2019 If you find this information useful, click on the yellow thumbs up sign under the photo and also share this with your farmer friends using the options given below.
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