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Southwest Monsoon ends with 'normal' rainfall

Southwest Monsoon ends with 'normal' rainfall

M Rajeevaan Nair, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences said monsoon was 97 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA).

Sowing area of kharif paddy & pulses up marginally

Area under paddy and pulses coverage has increased marginally to 8.33 lakh hectare and 4.51 lakh hectare so far this kharif season from the year-ago period on further progress in monsoon rainfall.