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Bihar Faces Drought-Like Situation After Rainfall Deficit

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August 21, 2013
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India has seen a good monsoon this year, with a rainfall surplus of about 14 per cent across the country on Tuesday as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) records. This is good news for farmers as the crops are likely to meet or even exceed their target.


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