India's monsoon rains 38% above-average this week--Weather Office
Sep. 12, 2019
Monsoon rains are crucial to farm output and economic growth because the agricultural sector accounts for about 15% of India's $2.5 trillion economy.
India received 38% more rainfall than the 50-year average in the week to Sept. 11, data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) showed, with central India receiving 142% more rain.
Overall, India has received 3% more rain than average since the start of the monsoon season on June 1.
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