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Weak monsoon

'Plans for agri sector & inflation must to fight weak monsoon'

Meteorology Department predicting deficient monsoon for the second year, the government will have to prepare a contingency plan for the farm sector and at the same time work on managing inflation, India Ratings said Friday.

Jun 19, 2015, 18:26 PM IST

'Weak monsoon in Nepal does not mean no risk of disaster'

Nepal will witness a weak monsoon this year and that too will be delayed by a week, the country`s department of hydrology and meteorology said on Wednesday.

Jun 10, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

Weak monsoon will dent GDP growth: Crisil

Hours after the official forecast suggested "below normal" monsoon this year, domestic rating agency Crisil Wednesday said a second straight year of weak rains will dent its 7.9 percent GDP growth estimate by 0.50 percent.

Apr 22, 2015, 22:18 PM IST

Himachal heading towards huge monsoon deficit

With a current deficit of 34 per cent, Himachal Pradesh is heading for huge rain deficit as the prospect of heavy rains in the region during the next fortnight before the withdrawal of monsoon looked bleak.

Sep 12, 2014, 21:46 PM IST

Power spot market sees rise in demand, prices in August

Power traded at the spot market increased last month to 2.5 billion units (BUs) due to high demand amidst weak monsoon and fuel shortages.

Sep 04, 2014, 14:53 PM IST

South West Monsoon in `break` mode, north to get `subdued rain`

The South West Monsoon has gone into a "break" and the situation is likely to continue for at least another week, a private weather forecasting agency Thursday said.

Aug 21, 2014, 21:43 PM IST

Govt to review impact of weak monsoon rains: Report

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.

Aug 25, 2009, 11:49 AM IST

Half of India drought-hit: Pawar

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said that 246 districts in 10 states have been declared drought hit.

Aug 19, 2009, 16:01 PM IST

Govt aims for big winter crop as monsoon woes mount

India aims to raise planting of winter-sown crops and improve irrigation to make up for the damage to farms and to try to counter rising food prices after poor monsoon rains hurt crops such as rice and sugarcane.

Aug 17, 2009, 21:45 PM IST