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Monsoon likely to be delayed, may hit Kerala on June 6: IMD in forecast

The delay, meteorologists said, is due to the presence of a strong mid-latitude regime which is preventing the otherwise smooth entry of the monsoon currents from over the Bay of Bengal.

Long period average: The IMD yardstick for determining whether rainfall

IMD maintains five rainfall distribution categories on an all-India scale.


Normal rainfall except in East, Northeast regions: IMD forecast

The IMD noted that anything between 90 and 96 per cent of the LPA is considered “below normal” while rainfall in the range of 96-104 per cent of the LPA is considered “normal”.

Why farm deflation is essentially a problem of liquidity

The main problem for farmers today is not production or having sufficient crop to sell. Instead, it has to do with prices that they are getting for their produce.

When it rains

A ‘normal’ monsoon prediction is welcome. But the real challenge farmers face today is not production, but prices.

Normal monsoon likely, low probability of deficient rainfall: IMD

The monsoon will be 97 per cent of long period average (LPA), which is normal for the season, IMD Director General K G Ramesh told reporters. The error margin in the forecast is plus/ minus 5 per cent.


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Food processing: Sliced and served

Over 60% cut in funds to affect Central schemes; ministry claims Make in India’s rural push to be dented.

It’s early, but El Nino casts shadow over monsoon

El Nino, describes a condition in which ocean in equatorial Pacific regions becomes unusually warm, is known to have an impact on the Indian monsoon.