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Monsoon revival helps reservoir levels across India by over

Rains could wane over crucial Central, West India in next two weeks.

Shakib Al Hasan

A sharp improvement in rainfall since end-June has narrowed the shortfall from 33 per cent to only 12 per cent. It has also improved the water levels in 91-odd reservoirs across the country, especially in Maharashtra.

However, the rainfall deficiency could widen again as the monsoon is expected to go for a break in central and western parts of the country over the next few weeks. It will gain strength again in July end. Sowing of kharif crops, too, has improved and the total acreage covered so far (till July 12) was 41.33 million hectares, which is 8.61 per cent lower than the area ...

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First Published: Tue, July 16 2019. 13:18 IST