Indian economy, he said, registered 7.5 per cent growth in 2015-16 notwithstanding contraction of global exports and two consecutive years of monsoon deficit.
Indian Express explains the key issues around the IMD’s monsoon forecast.
Met department predicts an above-normal monsoon. Government must not waste the opportunity
“After two successive years of deficient rainfall, Monsoon 2016 is expected to be good and the country will receive 106 per cent rainfall,” said LS Rathore, DG IMD, in a press conference.
‘High rainfall during an extreme event over a small area is possibly impacted more by local reasons than global factors.’
According to the climate prediction centre, this year La NIina effect will be seen like in six instances wherein it folloewd El Nino in the successive year.
The advisory has stated that “yet it is found necessary to enhance the efforts at informing the public on vital matters concerning the situation, so as to assist them in seeking and finding help whenever and wherever required”.
The weather office has cautioned of more showers in the next four days across Tamil Nadu with some regions likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall.
In its forecast for Tuesday, IMD said heavy rain would occur at isolated places over south interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Till date, Punjab has procured around 74 lakh tonnes of paddy, with government agencies procuring around 69 lakh tonnes and the remaining by private players.
Another spell of rain expected in the coming two days and 1st week of October
The worst situation is in the 31 reservoirs of southern India, which are together filled to only 35 per cent of their capacity. These should normally be filled to 81 per cent of their capacity at this time.
The average rainfall across the country during June 1-September 22 has been 718 mm, which is 14 per cent less than the LPA of 839 mm.
Anti-littering and other initiatives has changed the scene for the better over the last six months.
The system of predicting rain after every five days for a period of 15-20 days does not exist anywhere in the world, the scientists claimed.