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Seasonal showers were trailing the benchmark average by 24% until July 25, picking up pace since July 10 when the deficit was 43%, according to the data by the India Meteorological Department.

Met dept rules out drought on narrowing rain deficit

Better monsoon rains in the last fortnight have bridged the rainfall deficit to a large extent.

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Mapping my India: Rain defecit

By this time of the season in a normal monsoon year, about 700 of the 890 mm rainfall is already received.

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RBI sees no big impact of weak monsoon on growth, farm output

In its annual report for 2013-14, RBI said monsoon will not have a debilitating impact on the economy.

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BMC wants jetpatchers to repair potholes in city

The BMC had purchased three machines for spot repairs of potholes from Crafco at a cost of Rs 78 lakh each in 2008.

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Rains lash capital, respite from hot weather

The rain, however, brought with it the perennial problem of water logging in many areas.

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Monsoons don’t really affect food prices

Chances are poor monsoon will not affect food inflation levels in any serious manner.

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Rainfall abundant, civic body drops cloud-seeding plan

BMC had imposed a 20% water supply cut throughout Mumbai, which was later increased to 50% for commercial properties.

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BMC data: Water contamination on rise in city after onset of monsoon

The highest number of contaminated water samples in June, 857 complaints or 75 per cent, was recorded.

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India faced highest power shortage in last 3 months

State-owned NTPC had warned in July that coal supply for six of its plants were at a ‘critical level’.

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Monsoon Mayhem: At 1547.5 mm, Mumbai breaks 55-year record for highest rainfall in July

Heavy rain also led to five instances of minor ceiling, wall and slab collapses in various parts of Mumbai.

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Rains lash parts of state

At least two passenger trains from Valsad to Dahod and Viramgam were also cancelled due to rains.

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Maharashtra: 50 villages marooned in Thane after heavy rains

The worst hit are areas of Palghar, Vasai, Dahanu and Vikramgadh, he said.

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Seasonal showers were trailing the benchmark average by 24% until July 25, picking up pace since July 10 when the deficit was 43%, according to the data by the India Meteorological Department.

Farm sector stares at muted 1% growth even as rainfall picks up

Recently-released economic survey forecast GDP growth of 5.4-5.9% in 2014-15.

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Monday rainfall only 7.2 mm, total 191.9 mm so far this season

The weather office has forecast that the sky will remain cloudy in the Tricity over the next few days.

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With light rainfall, Delhi continues to reel under humid weather conditions

According to the MeT department, the city received 3.4 mm rainfall between 8.30 AM and 5.3O PM on Tuesday.

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