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South-west monsoon winds up with a surplus of 6%: CRISIL Drip index

Among major kharif growers, Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh have received excess rains at 23-37 per cent above normal

South-west monsoon winds up with a surplus of 6%: CRISIL Drip index
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The 2019 south-west monsoon season has ended with rainfall at 6 per cent surplus over the long period average (LPA) at the all-India level. A ‘normal’ season would mean rainfall at ±4 per cent of LPA. 

However, uneven distribution of rains - both spatial and temporal — meant that sowing was initially slow but gained pace later. Excess rains in many places have also damaged crops, in addition to life and property.  As of September 25, central India got a thorough drenching, with rainfall 25 per cent above normal. Relatively close was the southern peninsula, where cumulative rainfall was 16 per

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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 10:09 PM IST

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