Monsoon hits drought-hit Maharashtra: IMD

Reuters MUMBAI | Updated on June 20, 2019 Published on June 20, 2019

Monsoon has covered southern parts of Maharashtra. File Photo   -  The Hindu

India's annual monsoon has covered some parts of Maharashtra and conditions are becoming favourable for further advancement into the southern part of the country, a weather department official said on Thursday.

Monsoon has covered southern parts of Maharashtra and drought-hit regions of the state are likely to get good rainfall in the next few days, K S Hosalikar, a senior official of India Meteorological Department, told Reuters. “In the next 2-3 days, monsoon is likely to cover some more parts of Maharashtra,” he said.

Maharashtra is the country's second biggest producer of cotton, sugar cane and soybeans, and top producer of onions and summer-sown pulses.

Published on June 20, 2019
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