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What the debate over normal or below normal monsoon forgets

An HT analysis of IMD data shows obsessing too much about the quantum of overall rainfall could miss the point about other features of the monsoon rainfall.

Representational image. (RAVINDRA JOSHI/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 01:58 PM IST

What’s normal for monsoon?

IMD’s forecast of a normal monsoon holds caveats and potential skew in spread and timing

A poor monsoon can depress farm produce and rural spending, crimp production and fuel food inflation, besides wreaking havoc with harvest rates and farm jobs.
Published on Apr 11, 2023 06:06 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Will 2022 be a bad year for farmers in Gangetic plains?

An anecdotal analysis of the monsoon this year would suggest that rains have been normal or heavier than normal in most parts of the country. The headline rainfall number is in the normal range, and news media has been inundated with images of flooding -- from Silchar in Assam to Junagadh in Gujarat.

Will 2022 be a bad year for farmers in Gangetic plains?
Updated on Jul 13, 2022 10:33 AM IST
By, Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
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