TAKE A LOOK-Impact of monsoon rains on Indian farms

Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:26pm IST

India's monsoon rains have been above normal in the first three weeks of July after their worst start in more than 80 years.

This has helped revive sowing, particularly of oilseeds and cotton, but some key areas, where rice, corn and sugarcane are grown, have still not received adequate rain.

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