The four-month-long southwest monsoon has withdrawn from the north-eastern region.
It has also withdrawn from most parts of India during the last few days, according to the Met department.
According to the rainfall data of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon (June to September) rainfall was normal in seven of the 11 eastern and northeastern states, deficient in three states and excess in one.
According to scientists of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and other agricultural experts, the quantum of monsoon rainfall is “more or less good” for both kharif and rabi crops in the northeastern and eastern region in the country.
As per the IMD rainfall data, among the 11 eastern and northeastern states, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Bihar witnessed normal rainfall (four to 18 per cent scarce) as these states witnessed less than 20 per cent deficient rainfall from the stipulated normal rainfall during June to September.
The northeastern state of Manipur experienced 57 per cent shortage of downpour during the monsoon while Himalayan state of Sikkim witnessed 23 per cent excess rainfall compared to the stipulated average rainfall during the four-month monsoon period.