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India's Monsoon Rainfall in June 18% above Average, Says IMD

A man sits in a shack next to flood waters in Morigaon district of Assam, India. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

A man sits in a shack next to flood waters in Morigaon district of Assam, India. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Monsoons deliver about 70% of India's annual rainfall and are the lifeblood of its $2.9 trillion economy, spurring farm output and boosting rural spending on items ranging from gold to cars, motorcycles and refrigerators.

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  • Last Updated: June 30, 2020, 6:46 PM IST
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India received 18% more rainfall than average in June as the monsoon covered the entire country nearly two weeks earlier than usual, the state-run weather office said on Tuesday.

Monsoons deliver about 70% of India's annual rainfall and are the lifeblood of its $2.9 trillion economy, spurring farm output and boosting rural spending on items ranging from gold to cars, motorcycles and refrigerators.

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