India to witness below normal rainfall

June 24th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) India is likely to see rainfall “below normal”, Minister of State for Science and Technology Prithviraj Chavan said here Wednesday.
“The southwest monsoon rainfall will likely be below normal between June to September,” he told reporters.

The minister said there could be an error of “four percent” in the predictions.

Chavan, who is also minister for earth sciences, said these calculations and forecasts are based on various inputs from various research institutions and international research organisations working in the field of weather and forecast.

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