Monsoon fails: Kharif crops to be affected
After the Union Government has the Food SecurityAfter the Union Government has the Food Security Act in plays, the country is facing a deficit rainfall this year as the monsoon 2009 failed to deliver normal rains.
The meteorologists revised the prediction for the 2009 monsoon stating that India would get only 93% of the normal rainfall of 89 cm during these months.
The weathermen predicted that north-west India, including Punjab and Haryana, the grain bank of the country, would suffer the most, getting only 81% of the long-term average for the region.
Considering that the regional prediction levels have an error level of 8%, rain in north-west India could be as low as 73% of the normal amount, which may lead to a major drought in the region.
Up to June 24, the country had received only 53% of the normal rain, with central India being the worst sufferer, getting only 25% of its normal rainfall.