IMD predicts normal monsoon; Govt expects boost to farm output

IMD predicts normal monsoon; Govt expects boost to farm output
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Nearly 50 percent of India#39;s cultivable farm area depend on the monsoon, making it lifeline of the country#39;s rural economy and agriculture sector that has been lagging the overall economic growth rate. The monsoon will be 97 percent of long period average (LPA), which is normal for the season, IMD Director General K G Ramesh told reporters. The error margin in the forecast is plus/minus 5 percent.

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