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Below normal monsoon expected in major parts of India

Below normal monsoon expected in major parts of India

According to private weather forecaster Skymet, the north-west, west, southern peninsula and southern regions of the country would experience deficient rainfall.

India may face weak monsoon under El Nino effect: Nomura

India may face weak monsoon under El Nino effect: Nomura

Probability of an El Nino formation in 2017 has led to some worries about India's monsoon season.

How to improve monsoon forecast in India

How to improve monsoon forecast in India

India is one of the most populated countries in the world, and the monsoon rains have not only a significant impact on the national but also the global economy.

And here comes the rain! Five things you MUST DO in Mumbai during monsoons

And here comes the rain! Five things you MUST DO in Mumbai during monsoons

Monsoons in Mumbai do make commuting a nightmare but rains are the only solution to water scarcity in the India financial capital.

Scientists develop model to predict Indian monsoon in advance

Scientists develop model to predict Indian monsoon in advance

The new model gives correct predictions for onset in more than 70 percent and for withdrawal in more than 80 percent of the considered years.

Monsoon to be critical factor for monetary policy: Barclays

The monsoon, which generally hits the southern coast on June 1, made a landfall at the Kerala coast earlier on Friday.

Weak monsoon may lead to another yr of sub-5% growth for India

India could face yet another year of sub 5 percent growth, if monsoon are below normal this year, a Citigroup report says.

Indian monsoon may suffer severe failure due to global warming

India, which relies heavily on the monsoon rains for its vital agriculture sector, may suffer "frequent and severe" failures in its monsoon system due to global warming in next 200 years, a new research has warned.

FAO scales down 2012 global rice output estimates to 483.5 MT

United Nation's body FAO scaled down its global rice production estimate by 7 million tonnes (MT) to 483.5 MT in the current year due to an expected fall in output mainly in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh on account of erratic monsoon rains.

Late rains should boost rabi crop prospects: RBI

The overall monsoon deficit has declined to 7 percent so far, from 22 percent a month back.

Monsoon deficit down to 8%; pulses output to hit: Pawar

Monsoon, lifline of Indian agriculture, has revived in last one month but Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan continue to face deficit.

EGoM could take up crop loan intr rate cut proposal tomorrow

Besides, it would also discuss about a special package for protective irrigation to save orchard crops.

FY'13 GDP growth to be at 5.6% despite better rains: BofA-ML

According to a research report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, despite better rains the growth forecast for this fiscal is likely to be around 5.6 percent.

More rainfall in Sept, to help rice crop: Govt

Rainfall next month is expected to be better as monsoon is unlikely to be influenced by El Nino weather pattern, helping rice and other kharif crop, Agriculture Secretary Ashish Bahuguna said Wednesday.

Monsoon to be deficient this year: IMD

The crucial south-west monsoon rains will be deficient this year, the weather office announced Thursday, the first indications of a drought-like situation after three years.

EGoM on drought likely to decide on relief measures Tuesday

An Empowered Group of Ministers on drought, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, is scheduled to meet on Tuesday for deciding on relief measures to tackle drought-like situation in some states that has led to fodder and water scarcity.

CII urges govt to delist perishables from APMC list

As the chances of another drought loom large, the industry body CII has called up on the government to immediately delist perishables from the APMC list and give farmers the freedom to sell perishable produce directly by uniformly implementing the APMC Act across the states.

Deficient monsoon to put pressure on growth: CII

Indian economy is grappling with high inflation rates emanating largely from surging food prices. A normal monsoon would have provided the much needed relief by easing the domestic supply-side pressures.

Monsoon deficit at 21%, coarse cereals a concern

The government Friday said monsoon deficiency is at 21 percent so far and expressed concern about the slow pace of sowing of coarse cereals.

30% less rains in first week of monsoon season

India received 30 percent less rains in the first week of June since the onset of south-west monsoon on Tuesday, the weather office said Thursday.