Monsoon rains start withdrawing from West Rajasthan
The southwest monsoon has started withdrawing from extreme western parts of Rajasthan
In a statement issued this evening, it said the withdrawal line passes through Ganganagar, Bikaner and Barmer.
However, monsoon continued to remain vigorous over south interior Karnataka and active over Telangana, Tamil Nadu and north interior Karnataka.
On the other hand, it has been subdued over Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh Gujarat Region, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh, the department said.
On September 1, the Met office had said that the southwest monsoon, has accounted for 98 per cent rainfall between June and August in the country.
It is expected to continue the momentum this month as well, as it enters its last phase.
Attributing the normal rainfall to the absence of El Nino phenomenon, the met department said the actual rainfall received between June and August has been good for the country as a whole especially in central India where the rainfall has been 128 per cent of the long period average.
According to the department, while the actual rainfall received across the country between June and August has been 110 per cent, central India had 128 per cent rainfall and North West India 121 per cent rainfall.
North East, which usually receives heavy rainfall, however, recorded 72 per cent rainfall during this period, as per the Department.
Monsoon is crucial for the kharif crops such as rice, soya bean, cotton and maize as almost 60 per cent of the farm land in the country is rained.