Monsoon forecast may be declared on 20 April

Monsoon forecast may be declared on 20 April
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First Published: Tue, Apr 13 2010. 10 20 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Apr 13 2010. 10 20 PM IST
Pune: The meteorological department may announce the forecast for the June-September monsoon season on 20 April, D. Sivananda Pai, a director at the weather office, said in an interview on Tuesday.
The forecast is among the most watched indicators because India’s 235 million farmers depend on the four-month rainy season to water 60% of the nation’s cropland.
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First Published: Tue, Apr 13 2010. 10 20 PM IST