Normal monsoon expected in India this year: IMD

New Delhi: According to the information given by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), India will get a normal monsoon this year, benefiting agriculture.

“As per present estimation, the distribution of rainfall is likely to follow the climatological factors… we assess normal rainfall at 96 percent (plus/minus 5 per cent),” IMD Director General K.J. Ramesh said at press conference here.

The date of the monsoon’s onset into Kerala will be announced in late May, he added.