The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a ‘near-normal’ monsoon this year. The rainfall from June to September is likely to be 96 per cent of the 50-year average of 89 cm with a model error of +/-5%, it said. “There is good news in the monsoon that is likely to be near normal”. M Rajeevan, secretary at the ministry of earth sciences, was quoted as saying.
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