Govt to review impact of weak monsoon rains: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 11:49

New Delhi: A panel of ministers will meet on Tuesday to review the impact of patchy monsoon rains and discuss if there is a need to modify some of the steps initiated to manage drought, a media report said.
The paper did not cite sources for the information.

Annual monsoon rains, a key factor in determining the country`s farm and overall economic growth, are 26 percent below normal so far in the season from June, threatening oilseeds and sugarcane crops.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 11:49

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