Country-wide monsoon deficiency dips to 5 pc, rises to 30 pc in east and NE India: IMD data

NEW DELHI: The country-wide monsoon deficiency has dropped to five per cent but has risen to 30 per cent in east and northeast India, according to IMD data.
The southern peninsula and central India have been witnessing good rains. The two regions gauged 17 and 7 per cent more precipitation than the normal limit.
The IMD has issued a red-coded warning for Goa, Konkan region, parts of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh and an amber-coded warning for parts of Gujarat, Kerala, east Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.
A red-coded warning has been issued for the Konkan and parts of Gujarat for July 17.
The IMD has a colour coded weather warning system. Red signifies “warning” and demands necessary action by different agencies. Amber asks people to remain alert. The yellow code is for keeping a watch on the situation and the green code means “no warning”. (AGENCIES)