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IMD Weather Update: Thunderstorms in Mumbai, neighbouring districts; heavy rainfall in Kerala. Check details

IMD weather: Southwest monsoon arrived early in Mumbai on June 9 due to favourable conditions along the Maharashtra coast. IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Marathwada and Vidarbha regions.

2 min read10 Jun 2024
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Monsoon 2024: Southwest monsoon sets in over Kerala. When will Mumbaikars get relief from heat? IMD says THIS

Monsoon 2024: The Meteorological Department predicts the monsoon will take 8-10 days to move across Maharashtra after reaching Kerala, covering regions including Mumbai. IMD expects above-normal rainfall this season across India, providing relief from the summer heatwave

1 min read30 May 2024
Economy

Above-normal rains seen, says IMD; monsoon over Kerala in five days

Above-normal rain will help the country improve agricultural output and replenish water reservoirs at a time of severe heatwaves.

4 min read27 May 2024
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Mumbai heatwave alert: IMD issues warnings for financial capital & neighbouring districts from April 27-29. Details here

The India Meteorological Department has issued heatwave alerts for Mumbai and its surrounding districts of Thane and Raigad from April 27 to 29.

2 min read24 Apr 2024
Economy

Mint Primer: The Met’s ‘good rain’ forecast: Here’s the other side of the coin

An even distribution of rain will help India curb its food inflation as well

2 min read18 Apr 2024
Economy

THIS state is the biggest contributor to GST collection at 19.6%, leads per capita consumption spend

Maharashtra leads India in GST share (19.6%) and per capita spending. While UP and West Bengal have high total GST, their spending per person is lower. Telangana (high income) and Bihar (low income) recorded an almost equal GST collection growth over the past five years, despite the income gap.

1 min read12 Apr 2024
Economy

When the farm sector cooled, construction rode to the rescue

Despite the slowdown in the farm sector, only 27.72 million persons demanded work every month on average in FY24 under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), barely changed from 27.63 million in FY23.

3 min read31 Mar 2024
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Monsoon season ends with ’below-average’ rains, IMD blames El Nino for deficit

The weather department said some ‘positive factors’ mitigated some of the deficiency caused by El Niño conditions. The overall rainfall during the season was 94.4 percent of the long-term average.

2 min read1 Oct 2023
Economy

Poor monsoon can spike food inflation; can it push RBI to hike rates? Experts weigh in

Monsoon in India expected to be weak due to El Nino, raising concerns about inflation and agricultural productivity.

4 min read30 Aug 2023
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Mint Explainer: How has the monsoon been so far?

After June saw deficient rainfall and July brought floods, August has seen another lull

1 min read18 Aug 2023
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