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Serious shortage of sugarcane seed next season: Expert

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 19:33

There will be serious shortage of sugarcane seeds in the next season in Tamil Nadu, following erratic monsoon and deficit rain for last three years, a senior official in Sugarcane Breeding Institute here, said on Saturday.

Monsoon in Himachal at 29 percent deficit in July

Last Updated: Saturday, August 03, 2013, 18:49

The monsoon in Himachal Pradesh was at a deficit of 29 percent in July with the hill state receiving moderate rainfall while the state got 143 percent excess rains in June, the highest in 10 years, Met officials said.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 22:08

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

Monsoon deficit likely to impact kharif output, prices: RBI

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 16:55

Expressing concern over the weakest monsoon since 2009, the Reserve Bank Tuesday said rainfall deficit of 21 percent is likely to hit production of kharif crops, mainly coarse cereals and pulses, and could put pressure on prices of these commodities.

Monsoon deficit at 21%, coarse cereals a concern

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 22:18

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

Foodgrain production to take a hit from rain shortfall, says govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 18:06

The deficit rainfall will take a toll on kharif production this year with coarse cereals like maize receiving the maximum hit, Agriculture Secretary Ashish Bahuguna said Tuesday.

Monsoon deficit in Odisha stands at 19 percent

Last Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012, 15:34

Monsoon rains continued to remain weak in Odisha with the state receiving about 19 percent less rainfall than the average for this time of the season, an official said here Friday.

Monsoon deficit pegged at 14% in central India

Last Updated: Thursday, July 22, 2010, 17:41

Monsoon rains have been 14 per cent less than normal this season with almost the entire central India, considered the oilseed basket of the country, receiving deficient rains.