At the end of each summer, the IMD announces their long range forecast or outlook for the south west monsoon that feeds majority of India’s farming. Although they do not explicitly use the term drought-year while announcing their outlook, a bleak forecast like the one seen in 2015 is often dubbed as ‘drought year’.

Nikhil M Ghanekar

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No more ‘droughts’ as Met dept to stop using the term from this year