Monsoon is likely to be normal this year, said Science and Technology Minister S Jaipal Reddy today.
The minister, releasing the India Meteorological Department's report, said the monsoon this year is likely to be 98 per cent of the long-term average.
"All prediction models show that monsoon will be normal," the minister said, adding, "By and large, the drought-hit areas of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka are likely to get normal rain."
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