New Delhi: The wait for the monsoon is almost over now. In fact, recently the Meteorological Department has said that the south-west monsoon has hit the country, today i.e. on Sunday, the department confirmed it. In fact, the Met department tweeted, "Usually the south-west monsoon comes to the country on June 1, but this time it has hit the country only on May 29. It has also been told that in this way, it has come to Kerala three days before its normal date.'' The IMD had forecast a fortnight ago, based on cyclone Asani, which hit the Bay of Bengal, that this time the southwest monsoon may hit the Kerala coast by May 27.
However, its arrival was delayed by two days. Yet it has come three days before the entry of the monsoon that usually takes place. From the farmers to the government, everyone is waiting for the arrival of the monsoon. The reason is that about 65 per cent of the country's farming is dependent on monsoon rains. Where there are means of irrigation, monsoon rains are also necessary. However, due to lack of adequate rainfall, there is also a shortage of water in the rivers and lakes. This time the monsoon is also eagerly awaited in the country because the pre-monsoon rainfall has been much less than the forecast. The north-western parts of the country received up to 66 per cent less rainfall, in central India, the figure was 39 per cent. This time the heat also started showing its intensity much ahead of time.
Because of this, the heat started in March. This time in March it was so hot that the record of 122 years was broken, due to so much heat, the crops have also been badly affected. Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal had recently said that this time the wheat crop in India is expected to decrease by 7 to 8 per cent. In order to maintain the supply of wheat in the country, the government has already banned its export.