2017 Monsoon distribution in India
India has received a total 841.3 millimetres (mm) of rain in the south-west monsoon season from June 1 to September 30 this year.
IMD deems the season ‘normal’ if the all-India quantum of rain falls within a 10% range of its long-period average of 887.5 mm. The 2017 monsoon fell short of the number only by 5%.
For the purposes of measuring the spatial spread of rainfall, the IMD categorises India into 36 meteorological sub-divisions.
IMD’s wrap-up of the recent monsoon season tells us that in the just-concluded monsoon season, 5 of India’s 36 sub-divisions received excess rains, 25 received normal rains and 6 witnessed deficient rains.
Last year, 4 sub-divisions were showered with excess rains, 23 were normal and 9 were deficient.
The government has projected a bumper production of kharif crop. This should keep inflation in check in the near term.