This is the first time since 2004 that rainfall deficiency has been recorded in both south-west and north-east monsoon seasons.
the suburbs recorded 97.87 per cent of annual normal rainfall, with Colaba observatory recording 2,135 mm rainfall and Santacruz receiving 2,300 mm.
Government must prepare to address the fallout of a poor monsoon season. It has no time to lose.
Better monsoon rains in the last fortnight have bridged the rainfall deficit to a large extent.
By this time of the season in a normal monsoon year, about 700 of the 890 mm rainfall is already received.
In its annual report for 2013-14, RBI said monsoon will not have a debilitating impact on the economy.
The BMC had purchased three machines for spot repairs of potholes from Crafco at a cost of Rs 78 lakh each in 2008.
The rain, however, brought with it the perennial problem of water logging in many areas.
Chances are poor monsoon will not affect food inflation levels in any serious manner.
BMC had imposed a 20% water supply cut throughout Mumbai, which was later increased to 50% for commercial properties.
The highest number of contaminated water samples in June, 857 complaints or 75 per cent, was recorded.
State-owned NTPC had warned in July that coal supply for six of its plants were at a ‘critical level’.
Heavy rain also led to five instances of minor ceiling, wall and slab collapses in various parts of Mumbai.
At least two passenger trains from Valsad to Dahod and Viramgam were also cancelled due to rains.
The worst hit are areas of Palghar, Vasai, Dahanu and Vikramgadh, he said.
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