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Last Updated : Jun 24, 2019 01:48 PM IST | Source: Reuters

Monsoon rains cover half of the country: IMD

The monsoon's progress will help farmers to accelerate sowing of summer-sown crops, which has been lagging due to a delay in the arrival of monsoon rains.

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India's annual monsoon rains have covered nearly half of the country and conditions are favourable for further advancement into the central and western parts this week, a weather department official said on June 24.

The monsoon's progress will help farmers to accelerate sowing of summer-sown crops, which has been lagging due to a delay in the arrival of monsoon rains.

"In last three days, monsoon has gained momentum. It has covered the entire southern and eastern India," said a weather department official, who declined to be named.

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Conditions are favourable for further advancement of monsoon rains into the central state of Madhya Pradesh and the western state of Gujarat, the official said.

The monsoon has delivered 38% lower-than normal rainfall since the start of the season on June 1, due to a delay in the progress of monsoon rains, according to data compiled by the India Meteorological Department.

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First Published on Jun 24, 2019 01:42 pm
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