Good monsoon A mixed blessing
After enduring two consecutive years of drought, the monsoon in India has been recorded as ´normal´ in 2016, at just 3 per cent below the long term average. The monsoon, which spans from June to September, is said to be normal when rainfall is between 96-104 per cent of the long term (50 year) average of about 88 centimetres
Hydro-rich states Karnataka, AP, Kerala reap benefits
India´s hydro power generation capacity is mostly concentrated in the Himalayan regions, and these generating stations are fed from the glaciers. Due to this reason, the hydro power sector did not see a significant uptick at a country level as would be expected by many. At a state-level, however, many hydro-power rich states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala etc., have benefitted.