India received 28 per cent more rainfall than the 50-year average in the week to August 7.
Mumbai: Monsoon rains in the week through Wednesday were above average for the second straight week, the India Meteorological Department said, easing concerns of drought, although excessive rainfall flooded some areas on the west coast.
Monsoon rains are crucial for farm output and economic growth, as agriculture forms about 15% of the country’s $2.5-trillion economy.
India received 28 per cent more rainfall than the 50-year average in the week to August 7, data from the IMD showed.
Overall, India has received 5% less rain than average since the start of the monsoon season on June 1.