Since 1987, India has had 14 'consecutive' 'good' monsoons
If the 'seasonal rainfall' (June-September) of the entire country is 'within 10 per cent' of the 'long term average', it is called 'normal' rainfall
This year, 'seasonal rainfall' for the entire country was '19 per cent' 'below' the 'long term average'
|Earlier years of all-India drought|
|1987, 1979, 1972|
|Deficient rainfall in smaller areas result in pockets of drought around the country|
|Rainfall (deviation from normal)||Type of drought|
|26% to 50%||Moderate drought|
|More than 50%||Severe drought|
(per cent below normal)
Coastal Andhra Pradesh
North Interior Karnataka
South Interior Karnataka
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