As temperatures rise, pre-monsoon rainfall records 27% dip: IMD
Updated : April 28, 2019 04:01 PM IST
The IMD recorded 43.3 millimetres of rainfall across the country from March 1 to April 24 as against the normal precipitation of 59.6 millimetres.
The highest deficiency of 38 percent was recorded in the northwest India division of the IMD, which comprises states of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh.
Crops like sugarcane and cotton, planted in central India, survive on irrigation, but also require a supplement of pre-monsoon rains, said Laxman Singh Rathore, former Director General of the IMD.
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