The monsoon deficiency is reduced to 21 PC, but a large part of the country is still in the category of poor rainfall

New Delhi, July 7 () Monzón has covered almost the entire country, but three-quarters of the submeteorological divisions of the department of MeT are still in the category of poor precipitation, according to data from the Meteorology Department of India.

The overall monsoon deficiency, which was 33 percent earlier this month, has been reduced to 21 percent.

No subdivision in the country registered major deficiencies.

According to the Central Water Commission, of the 91 main reservoirs in the country, 62 bodies of water reported 80% or less of normal storage.

The IMD has four divisions, which are divided into 36 subdivisions. Twenty-four have received poor rainfall.

The deficiency was highest in eastern and northeastern India (36 percent), followed by 30 percent in the southern peninsula.

The data also indicate that the center of India has received quite good rains during the last week.

The east and northeast divisions of the IMD comprising the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and all the northeastern states have reported poor rainfall. The division has seven subdivisions.

Of the nine subdivisions of northwestern India, which cover all the northern states of India, seven fell into the category of poor rainfall. The eastern subdivision of Rajasthan received a greater excess of rain.

Of the ten subdivisions of the central division of India, the subdivisions of Kutch and Saurashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha have reported poor rainfall. The east of Madhya Pradesh has registered excess rainfall.

The southern peninsula, which has ten subdivisions, has seen a deficiency of rain in seven. The northern limit of Monzón continues passing through Barmer, Jodhpur, Sikar, Rohtak, Chandigarh, Una and Amritsar. Conditions are becoming favorable for further advancement of Southwest Monsoon in the remaining parts of Haryana, Punjab and some other parts of Rajasthan for the next 48 hours, the IMD said. PR ABH ABH

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