22% rain deficiency due to slow monsoon

22% rain deficiency due to slow monsoon
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The slow progress of the south-west monsoon has led to overall deficiency of rains by 22 per cent over the last fortnight, the MeT department today said. 

New Delhi: The slow progress of the south-west monsoon has led to overall deficiency of rains by 22 per cent over the last fortnight, the MeT department today said.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), from June 1 to 15, the country has received overall 43.6 mm of rainfall as compared to normal level of 55.7 mm-- an overall deficiency of 22 per cent.

The progress of the south-west monsoon has been relatively slow as it is not getting a favourable system to move forward and is held up at Karwar and Gadag in Karnataka and Ongole in Andhra Pradesh.

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