What's worrying is that in several states, the picture is weak at the sub-regional level.
But just rainfall
volume data does not tell the full story. We need to consider vulnerabilities due to inadequate irrigation for a comprehensive perspective on states and crops.
Higher the CRISIL Deficient Rainfall Impact Parameter (DRIP) score, more adverse the impact of deficient rains.
The latest DRIP scores show higher-than-trend scores for Gujarat, West Bengal, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and Haryana. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are also in this list, given a delayed catch-up in rains. In Karnataka and MP, given weak sub-regional rainfall patterns, DRIP scores are higher on-year.
Among crops, DRIP scores are highest for groundnut and rice while others such as tur, maize, cotton, jowar and soybean will require monitoring as scores are higher on-year.
DRIP scores show several states and crops grappling with deficient rains.