Not a drought, but drought like situation
August 3, 2012 | Duration: 2 min, 18 sec
When the Director General, Indian Meteorological Department, L S Rathore announced the forecast for the monsoon for August and September on Friday morning, there was very little good news. He said that rainfall deficiency till July-end was 19 per cent. Worse, the forecast for August and September was not encouraging. Combined rainfall for the next two months is estimated at 91 per cent.