India's monsoon rains have been 24 percent below average since the season began in June, raising concerns of inflation, slower economic growth and shinking farm output.
Monsoon rains, vital for Indian farms, made a shaky start with driest June in more than 80 years. Rainfall improved in July and has been patchy in August.
For the latest stories on the monsoon, double-click on the codes in brackets: ---------------------------------------------------------------- ------ LATEST >India's drought widens, sugar prices worry govt [ID:nDEL506814] >Rains give India soybean new life, more needed [ID:nDEL495922] >India's monsoon may be the worst since 1972 [ID:nDEL510906] >India soybean output may dip 19 pct, meal sale hit [ID:nSP490142] >India water reservoirs at 42 pct capacity - govt [ID:nBOM514668] >India monsoon 5 pct below normal in Aug 26 week [ID:nDEL531908] >India finmin-economy showing some positive signals [ID:nBMA005680] >Indian monsoon f'cast to dip again, soybean healthy [ID:nDEL450338] >Water in India reservoirs well below normal [ID:nDEB000875] >India plans to expand winter crop by 7 mln hectares [ID:nDEB000912] >India sees early, higher winter crop sowing-govt [ID:nDEB000911] SUGAR > India's Simbhaoli to buy extra 80,000 T raw sugar [ID:nDEB000940] > Recent rains to boost India sugar cane crop, yield [ID:nBOM468037] > India buys 900K of Brazilian raw sugar in last 3 wks [ID:nSP458829] > India to import 225,000 T raw sugar in Sept-sources [ID:nBMA005713] > India's sugar stocks seen at 2.7 mln T on Oct 1 [ID:nDEL302114] > India sugar stocks dip, enough for 2 months-report [ID:nDEL394013] > India imposes limits on sugar stocks for big buyers [ID:nDEL348482] > India plans loans, pesticide aid for cane growers [ID:nDEL535969] > India mills contract 4 mln T raw sufar-trade [ID:nDEL507897] > India gov't, sugar mills seek higher cane sowing [ID:nDEB000891] ANALYSIS >As monsoon winds down, risk shifts to winter wheat [ID:nDEL515697] >Poor India monsoon may prolong loose money policy [ID:nSP380050] >Forget the monsoon, India gold imports set to bounce [ID:nBOM480118] >India's food-price surge to prompt more govt action [ID:nSP376499] >Poor monsoon stalks India despite economic strides [ID:nHKG287075] FACTBOX/SCENARIOS/TIMELINE >What can India do to manage a bad monsoon? [ID:nSP92183] >How monsoon rains impact South Asia crops [ID:nDEL479514] >Impact of monsoon on Indian crops [ID:nDEL401846] >Possible impact of monsoons on India's crops [ID:nDEL397486] >India measures to tide over sugar shortage [ID:nDEL432592] TABLES > Impact of India's previous drought on crops [ID:nDEL355352] > India oilseed area drops; cotton, corn up [ID:nDEL413236] > India's cumulative weekly monsoon rainfall data [ID:nDEL544419] GRAPHICS > here > here > here TAKE A LOOK >El Nino churns up threat to commodities [ID:nSP381099] >Sugar prices hovering at 28-year high [ID:nN10481485] > COLUMN >Dry spell should bring change to India:Christopher Swann [ID:nN20517317] (Compiled by Himangshu Watts)
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