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Monsoon 2017: Relax, India will get higher rainfall this season, says IMD

Concern over the El Nino weather condition has eased

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India looks likely to receive higher monsoon rainfall than previously forecast as concern over the El Nino weather condition has eased, the chief of the weather office said on Tuesday, raising prospects of higher farm and economic growth. The state-run India Meteorological Department on April 18 forecast this year's monsoon rains at 96 percent of the 50-year average of 89 cm. "Things have changed for the good since then," said K.J. Ramesh, director general of the state-run India Meteorological Department, told Reuters in an interview. The monsoon delivers about ...

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First Published: Wed, May 10 2017. 10:03 IST