MENTORS EXPLAIN – LPA
?? MENTORS EXPLAIN
?Good morning boys and girls, Mentor is back with another topic.
So as you all know, Rainy season/ Monsoon has started. This term “LONG PERIOD AVERAGE” just floats in news paper every now and then
So what is it : The Long Period Average is the average rainfall recorded over the country for the period ranging from 1961 to 2010, which is 88 centimetre
?? Remember Long period average at present is 88 Cm
? Ok so what now? Rainfall between 96% and 104% of the Long Period Average is considered to be in the “normal range”.
? Ok what is the prediction now : The IMD has said that monsoon rains will likely be 101% of the Long Period Average (LPA) of 88 cm.
Wohooo no drought this year ??
If everything aligns, India could see a third consecutive year of surplus rainfall.In 2020, it was 109% of the LPA and in 2019, 110%. While the forecast 101% LPA is short of the rainfall received in these years and still within the range of what the IMD considers ‘normal’ rainfall, it is positive news because the current forecast is ‘above normal’ rainfall in the core agricultural zone.
Another term now ? What is core agricultural zone ? This zone includes States where agriculture is significantly rain-fed including Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal.
A good monsoon could aid agriculture which has been among the few bright spots in the Indian economy. ?
??♂️Overall what we are trying connect –
“Pandemic hit economy —» Support by agriculture —» Impact of Monsoon”
Yes we are linking Physical geography — Economic geography
?? So we are winding up.
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