MET Dept Sticks To Above Normal Monsoon Forecast For 2016
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The MET department on Thursday retained its monsoon forecast for this year at above normal, from 104 to 110 percent, boosting hopes of better farming and economic growth after two consecutive years of drought cut rural incomes and agricultural output. The annual June-September monsoon hits the Kerala coast today before progressing to other parts of the country. The IMD also predicted excess rainfall for central and north-western regions, parts of which have been reeling under severe water crisis for the last couple of months.